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.


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 »

Registration Open for Summer Work-Study Program

March 5, 2014

Every summer Gomde California offers a number of work-study positions that allow people of all backgrounds to attend our diverse programs at a substantially reduced… 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


Tranquility and the Mind at Ease

Lama Bruce Newman

April 18 - 20, 2014

In this weekend program Lama Bruce Newman will guide us in study and practice based on the ‘Tranquility Meditation’ chapter of Mind at Ease by Traleg Rinpoche.  Traleg Rinpoche, a modern master of Mahamudra, had western university training, wrote and taught in fluent English, and… more »


The Uttaratantra Shastra

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

June 13 - 15, 2014

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 »


Mahamudra I

Phakchok Rinpoche

June 19 - 22, 2014

Phakchok Rinpoche will return to Gomde California on the weekend of June 19th – 22nd to give teachings on Mahamudra.  Rinpoche will base his instructions on the Amrita of the Essential Accomplishment, a pithy Mahamudra text by the Taklung Kagyu master Gelong Ngawang Tashi Paldrub. … more »

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More Upcoming Programs


Buddhist Studies Summer Program
- June 10 - August 20, 2014


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


Three Words that Strike the Vital Point
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche - August 29 - 31, 2014

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In Dzogchen, mindfulness is rigpa; rigpa is mindfulness. Tulku Urgyen