Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Dzogchen Meditation and Retreat Center

Located in the forested mountains of Northern California, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde is a center in the Chokling Tersar lineage of Tibetan Buddhism under the spiritual direction of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche. Gomde California’s diverse programs present the complete Buddhist path as found in the foundational teachings of the Buddha, the Mahayana teachings on emptiness and compassion, and the profound instructions of the Vajrayana.  Our remote, beautiful land offers the perfect environment for both new students and long-time practitioners to deepen their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings through study, contemplation, and meditation.


2014 Annual Report

August 31, 2015

Follow a wonderful seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s program, Gomde California quickly would like to make our 2014 Annual Financial Report available to our sangha. … more »


Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche on Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction

June 3, 2015

Dear Friends and Sangha Members, In the aftermath of Nepal’s worst ever natural disaster, which has claimed more than 8500 lives, everyone at Ka-Nying Shedrub… more »

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Use Permit Update and a Call for Volunteers: May 24th – June 2nd

May 15, 2015

We are pleased to announce that on April 16th, 2015 Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California received approval of our Use Permit to operate as a full-fledged… more »


An Update on the Earthquake from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

May 7, 2015

Dear friends and Dharma family, I returned to the monastery on Friday, following last week’s devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake, to be met by my brother… more »


Upcoming Programs in the Bay Area

April 24, 2015

  Gomde California is pleased to present the following programs around the Bay Area. Please contact Sara Rojo for more information.   Longchenpa’s Teachings on… more »

Support Gomde at our Use Permit Hearing

March 10, 2015

Gomde California is embarking on a major action that will benefit the entire community and our mission to support the spread of Buddhism in North… more »

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Featured Programs

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Tara Sadhana of the Four Mandalas

October 16 - 25

Gomde California is delighted to offer a ten-day intensive retreat based on the Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Meditation Program.  Tara’s Triple Excellence is an on-line meditation program that presents a gradual path that takes you from the very basics of the Buddha’s teachings to the highest and… more »


Cultivating Compasssion and Loving-Kindness through Meditations on Avalokiteshvara

Lama Kunzang Drolma

November 20 - 22

Avalokiteshvara is widely revered in Mahayana Buddhism as the bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all buddhas.  In this program we will deepen our understanding of this important this important bodhisattva by relying on Tulku Thondup’s The Healing Power of Loving-kindness as a guide.  This… more »

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Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat
Lama Gerry Prindiville - December 27, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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