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.


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 »


Mangla Shri Bhuti Walk-a-thon at Gomde California

September 16, 2014

Mangala Shri Bhuti, the sangha of Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, will be holding a walk-a-thon at Gomde California on October 12th to support Rinpoche’s  project to… more »

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Tara’s Triple Excellence at Gomde California

September 6, 2014

This fall Gomde California will begin offering retreats and teaching programs in support of Tara’s Triple Excellence, an online meditation program directed by Chökyi Nyima… more »

2013 Annual Report

August 6, 2014

As Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s program at Gomde California quickly approaches, we would like to make our 2013 Annual Financial Report available to our sangha.  It… 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 »

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Featured Programs


Death and Dying from a Buddhist Perspective

Paloma Landry

December 5 - 7

Onsite accommodations are now full. Please visit our Local Accommodations page for nearby lodging options. In this weekend program Paloma will lead a diverse series of talks and discussions on Buddhist views of death and dying. She will go beyond an examination of traditional Buddhist… more »


Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

December 27, 2014 - January 4, 2015

This nine-day retreat will focus on the practice of the deity Vajrasattva from the Chokling Tersar Lineage.  Through engaging in this practice we purify the accumulated effects of our negative actions and dispel our mental obscurations, thus offering us a way to start the New… more »

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Turning the Mind from Samsara 3: The Defects of Cyclic Existence

Ani Kunzang Drolma

January 23 - 25

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

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More Upcoming Programs


The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom: Meditations from Tibet for Westerners
John Makransky, PhD - March 6 - 8


Tranquility and the Mind at Ease
Lama Bruce Newman - April 10 - 12

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Turning the Mind from Samsara 4: Karmic Cause and Effect
Lama Gerry Prindiville - May 15 - 17

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