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.



Registration Open for Buddhist Studies Summer Program

April 27, 2014

Program cost: $950 The Buddhist Studies Summer Program is a residential work-study program that combines the traditional study of Buddhist texts with an academic investigation… more »

Current Staff Openings

March 11, 2014

Gomde California is currently looking for skilled volunteers for a number of positions this spring and summer.  This is an excellent opportunity to step out… more »

Personal Retreat Summer Program 2014

March 1, 2014

This summer Rangjung Yeshe Gomde invites practitioners to engage in personal retreats at our remote and beautiful center. Retreats may be personalized and solitary or… 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 »

Tantra of the Blue-Clad Vajrapani Published

October 26, 2013

The 84000 translation initiative has just published the Dharmachakra Translation Committee’s translation of The Tantra of the Blue-Clad Vajrapani, an important Indian cāryatantra.  The lead translators… more »

Catherine Dalton: Featured Translator

July 25, 2013

Catherine Dalton, co-director of Gomde’s Dharmachakra Translation Center, was recently featured on the website of the 84000 project in connection with her work on the… more »

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Featured Programs


The Way of the Bodhisattva, Teachings on Buddha Nature, and Ocean of Amrita Puja

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 12 - 19, 2014

From August 12th – 14th Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche will give instructions on the practices of a bodhisattva, one who strives towards awakening for the benefit of others. Basing his teachings on the classic Indian Buddhist text The Way of the Bodhisattva by Shantideva, Rinpoche will… more »


Three Words that Strike the Vital Point

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

August 29 - 31, 2014

During this weekend program Khandro Rinpoche will teach on the Three Words that Strike the Vital Point, a pithy and precious Dzogchen instruction from the master Garab Dorje.  These essential teachings guide the student toward a recognition of the mind’s true nature, and the crucial… more »

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More Upcoming Programs


Gampopa’s Precious Garland & Kurukulle Drubchö
- July 1 - 31, 2014

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