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.



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 »

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 »

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Featured Programs


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 »


Medicine Buddha: the Door to Boundless Healing

Lama Bruce Newman

April 10 - 12

*Please note that the program topic has changed. In this weekend retreat, Lama Bruce will help us to discover the healing power of Sangye Menlha, the Medicine Buddha.  Based on Tulku Thondup’s book, Boundless Healing, Lama Bruce will guide us through an array of profound… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

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Turning the Mind from Samsara 4: Karmic Cause and Effect
Lama Gerry Prindiville - May 22 - 24


The Uttaratantra Shastra
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - July 2 - 5


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


Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche - September 4 - 6

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