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.



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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Bay Area Study and Practice Group

January 28, 2015

Gomde California coordinates the Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Bay Area Study and Practice Group, offering those members of the Gomde California community who live in the… 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 »

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Featured Programs

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Turning the Mind from Samsara 4: Karmic Cause and Effect

Lama Gerry Prindiville

May 22 - 24

This program is the fourth 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 fourth of the four thoughts that help us cultivate weariness with cyclic existence:… more »


The Uttaratantra Shastra

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

July 2 - 5

In this weekend of teachings Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will continue his exposition of the classic Mahayana text on buddha nature, the Uttaratantra Shastra.   This foundational text stands at the heart of the Great Vehicle’s teaching that each and every living being possesses a fundamentally pure… more »


Establishing Appearances as Divine

Khenpo Sherab Dorje

July 10 - 15

For the past few years Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche has encouraged his students to study Establishing Appearances as Divine, an essential work on tantric Buddhism composed by the celebrated eleventh-century Nyingma master, Rongzom Chökyi Zangpo.  Gomde California is therefore pleased to present an extended program on… more »

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More Upcoming Programs


Annual Kurukulle Drubchö
Lama Tsultrim Sangpo - July 31 - August 2


Annual Seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche - August 12 - 19


Dependent Origination
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche - September 4 - 6

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