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.


Summary of Gomde California’s Operations

November 19, 2014

Over the the coming year Gomde California will be implementing a new strategic plan that will begin an important phase of our development.  This will… more »


Sponsor a Tent Cabin

October 9, 2014

We have embarked on a campaign to improve the comfort and experience of our guests by upgrading our tent cabins and their furnishings.  We would… more »


Mangla Shri Bhuti Walk-a-thon at Gomde California

September 16, 2014

Mangala Shri Bhuti, the sangha of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, will be holding a walk-a-thon at Gomde California on October 12th to support Rinpoche’s  project to… more »

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Tara’s Triple Excellence at Gomde California

September 6, 2014

This fall Gomde California will begin offering retreats and teaching programs in support of Tara’s Triple Excellence, an online meditation program directed by Chökyi Nyima… more »

2013 Annual Report

August 6, 2014

As Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s program at Gomde California quickly approaches, we would like to make our 2013 Annual Financial Report available to our sangha.  It… more »

3rd Annual UC Berkeley – Gomde CA Buddhist Studies Workshop

February 11, 2014

From February 7th-9th Gomde California hosted the faculty and graduate students of UC Berkeley’s Group in Buddhist Studies for the 3rd annual Buddhist Studies Workshop,… more »

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Featured Programs


Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

December 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015

Gomde’s annual new year’s retreat focuses on the deity Vajrasattva, an expression of timeless buddhahood who is closely associated with the power of purification. Through this practice we purify the accumulated effects of our negative actions, dispel our mental obscurations, and reveal our innate stainless… more »

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Turning the Mind from Samsara 3: The Defects of Cyclic Existence

Ani Kunzang Drolma

January 23 - 25

This program is the third in a four-part series offered in support of Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Meditation Program.  Based on the wisdom teachings of Green Tara, we will focus on the third of the four thoughts that help us cultivate weariness with cyclic existence:… more »


The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom: Meditations from Tibet for Westerners

John Makransky, PhD

March 6 - 8

Registration for this program will open in early 2015 To be a healing and compassionate presence for others, we need to heal deep within.  For that, we need to connect to a more open, unconditional part of our being, a basic kindness and compassion available… more »

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More Upcoming Programs


Tibetan New Year Tinley Nyingpo Retreat
- February 13 - 15


Tranquility and the Mind at Ease
Lama Bruce Newman - April 10 - 12

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Turning the Mind from Samsara 4: Karmic Cause and Effect
Lama Gerry Prindiville - May 15 - 17

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