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.


Gomde is Hiring

January 22, 2015

Gomde California is now hiring!  We currently have a number of salaried, staff, and volunteer positions open. Throughout the year Gomde offers a variety of… more »

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Khenpo Yeshe teaches in Berkeley on Jan. 18th

January 17, 2015

The Awakened Heart: a Talk on the Bodhisattva Path in Tibetan Buddhism This Sunday, January 18th, Khenpo Yeshe will teach in at the Berkeley Central… more »

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Translation School Partners with UC Berkeley

January 8, 2015

Gomde California’s Dharmachakra Translation Center (DTC) has partnered with UC Berkeley’s Center for Buddhist Studies to offer a Certificate of Completion to students in the… more »

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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Featured Programs


Tibetan New Year Trinley Nyingpo Retreat

February 13 - 15

Gomde California will celebrate both Tibetan New Year and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche’s anniversary with a retreat focused on the practice of Guru Rinpoche.  The retreat will begin on the evening of February 13th with the practice of Vajrakilaya in order to avert any obstacles that… more »


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

John Makransky, PhD

March 6 - 8

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 in the background of our experience, in our basic… more »

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More Upcoming Programs


Medicine Buddha: the Door to Boundless Healing
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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