First Buddhist Temple in Ukraine

$457 of $530,384 goal

Raised by 12 people in 11 months
Created February 22, 2018
Help Rangjung Yeshe Ukraine community in building the first Buddhist temple in Ukraine, that will serve as a place of study, meditation, and cultivating wisdom. 


Construction of a fully functional retreat complex where traditional three-year retreats will take place under the direction of our teacher, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, and uphold the commitment to support the international Buddhist community of Rangjung Yeshe.

To serve as a suitable place for spiritual practice, financially accessible for all:
- For those interested in Buddhist philosophy and scriptures
- For individual and group meditation sessions
- For fellow Buddhist Communities

The future temple will be built on the basement of an old dining hall left over from the former Soviet recreation camp. The grounds, located only one hour from Kyiv by road, are surrounded by splendid forested nature, including river and lake.

Now there is an old dining hall left over from the recreation camp. It is in need of a major repair and renovation. By June 2018, we need to build the temple. Using the existing foundation, upper floors will be constructed. In June 2018, our teacher, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, will arrive. We plan on holding a teaching seminar in the new temple.



- You will be a co-founder of an authentic Buddhist temple dedicated to traditional spiritual practice.
- You will help in creating a place for group and individual retreats, including the monastic education of Buddhist teachers, i.e. Lamas in Ukraine.
- You will be promoting the spread of Buddhist wisdom, bringing happiness to those who wish to learn.
- You will gather merit and create auspicious conditions for your future.

"By helping build this Temple, you will bring benefit not only to the Buddhist community of Ukraine, but to all beings. This retreat center, belonging to us all, will soon become one of the world’s greatest." — OUR TEACHER, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche


We also plan to open:
- a vegetarian cafe 
- a Yoga hall to accommodate 300 practitioners
- an Ayurvedic clinic to accommodate 15 patients


Around 500 people from Kyiv, Kharkiv, Donetsk, Lviv, Dnipro, Poltava, Uzhhorod, Kherson, Kryvyi Rih, Melitopol, Sevastopol. 108 registered members. We study Buddhist philosophy and practice meditation for cultivating wisdom.


We will build the wall of the temple with the bricks bought by our sponsors. Each brick will have on it the engraved name of the sponsor, who donated $1000 USD or more.

"Anyone can authentically study the teachings of Sutra and Tantra at our Gomde centers, and put into practice the view, meditation and conduct of the three vehicles of Buddhism. I have sincere aspirations that in the future the Gomde centers will become great Dharma seats, from which countless learned and accomplished beings will emerge."— OUR TEACHER, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
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Update 10
Posted by Rangjung Yeshe Ukraine
1 month ago
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche donates 10,000 US dollars for the Buddhist temple construction in Ukraine!

During the annual international seminar of Rangjung Yeshe Insitute in Katmandu, our Teacher and the abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery has made his own donation of 10,000 US dollars for the construction of the Buddhist temple in Ukraine.

This Teacher's act of generosity proves Rinpoche's great love to his students and his serious intention to create a fully functional retreat complex including the temple and a library with the best conditions for mind healing and development.

You can watch Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's appeal here:


May the wisdom, love and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's words reach each and every heart and all Rinpoche's students follow his example and support the construction of the Jangchub Choling temple.

You can become a registered member and support Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Ukraine with payments on a regular basis here:


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Update 9
Posted by Rangjung Yeshe Ukraine
3 months ago
Some days ago Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche was giving his profound Teachings in Ukraine. We couldn't miss the chance to meet this Master and tell him about our challenging project to build the first Buddhist temple nearby Kyiv that could serve as the place for practice for the followers of different lineages.Our project has touched Rinpoche deeply and he said that it would be healing for all the people of our country and give the sense of positive force. He showed his deep interest in the project as it would be a great representation of Buddha's wisdom and compassion. Rinpoche said his prayers and blessed the soil from Jangchub Choling. He showed his strong confidence in our ability to build the temple. We are very grateful Gyetrul Jigme Rinpoche for his inspiring words and blessings.
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Update 8
Posted by Rangjung Yeshe Ukraine
3 months ago
Garchen Rinpoche blessed the soil of Jangchub Choling, the future Ukrainian retreat center of Vajrayana. Rinpoche granted his blessings responding to the request of his students and the students of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche for all Vajrayana followers to have good facilities for studying, practicing and realizing the Buddhist path. Specially for the retreat center we also bought a wealth vase that was consecrated by Garchen Rinpoche during The White Dzambala Wang ceremony.
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Update 7
Posted by Rangjung Yeshe Ukraine
6 months ago
On the auspicious day of Chokhor Duchen (when we celebrate the first turning of the wheel of Dharma by Buddha Shakyamuni) we have concluded a 10-day Trinley Nyingpo retreat under the kind guidance of Lama Tenzin Sangpo. This retreat took place on the land of the future retreat center of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - Jangchub Choling ("Place of Spiritual Awakening"). More than 30 Dharma practitioners from all over Ukraine engaged in Guru Rinpoche sadhana practice from Thukdrub Barche Kunsel cycle of Chokling Tersar to dispel all obstacles on the path.
We dedicate all the accumulated merit to the happiness of all beings, long life and immeasurable activity of our teachers, and to the swift construction of Jangchub Choling Temple in Gomde Ukraine.
If you'd like to support the temple construction, please visit our website for more information: https://gomdeua.org/jangchub-choling-en.php
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Raised by 12 people in 11 months
Created February 22, 2018
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