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.



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 »


Feb. 28th: Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche teaches in Corte Madera

February 13, 2015

Key Points of Vajrayana Practice with Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche 4pm-6pm, February 28th at the Corte Madera Town Center Community Room This event is free and… more »

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Featured Programs


Teachings on the Development Stage

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

July 21 - August 10

This program is offered as part of Gomde California’s Buddhist Studies Summer Program. Every summer Gomde California’s resident Lamas and teachers offer a variety of courses on the core  teachings and practices from the Mahayana and Vajrayana paths.  These teachings and meditation sessions are offered… more »


Annual Seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 12 - 19

Register for the full program. Register for Opening the Door to Buddhist Practice only. Register for Key Points of Vajrayana Practice only. Register for the Ocean of Amrita Puja only. Program Information This summer Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will lead two teaching programs: Opening the Door to Buddhist… more »


Dependent Origination

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

September 4 - 6

Dependent origination is among the most fundamental doctrines of the Buddhist tradition.  At it’s most basic, dependent origination describes the undeniable fact that all personal and material phenomena come into being in dependence upon an inconceivable network of causes and conditions.  At it’s most complex,… more »

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