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.


2014 Annual Report

August 31, 2015

Follow a wonderful seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s program, Gomde California quickly would like to make our 2014 Annual Financial Report available to our sangha. … more »


Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche on Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction

June 3, 2015

Dear Friends and Sangha Members, In the aftermath of Nepal’s worst ever natural disaster, which has claimed more than 8500 lives, everyone at Ka-Nying Shedrub… more »

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Use Permit Update and a Call for Volunteers: May 24th – June 2nd

May 15, 2015

We are pleased to announce that on April 16th, 2015 Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California received approval of our Use Permit to operate as a full-fledged… more »


An Update on the Earthquake from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

May 7, 2015

Dear friends and Dharma family, I returned to the monastery on Friday, following last week’s devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake, to be met by my brother… more »


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 »

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Featured Programs


Dependent Origination

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

September 4 - 6

Dependent origination is among the most fundamental doctrines of the Buddhist tradition.  At it’s most basic, dependent origination describes the undeniable fact that all personal and material phenomena come into being in dependence upon an inconceivable network of causes and conditions.  At it’s most complex,… more »

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Tara Sadhana of the Four Mandalas

October 16 - 25

Partial attendance is welcome.  The cost per day for partial attendance is $75, plus $10 for dormitory housing.  Please contact the registrar for details. We are pleased to welcome Lama Tenzin Sangpo and Heidi Köppl to Gomde California for the first time to lead an… more »


Cultivating Compasssion and Loving-Kindness through Meditations on Avalokiteshvara

Ani Kunzang Drolma

November 20 - 22

Registration for this program will open shortly.  Please contact the registrar for more information. Avalokiteshvara is widely revered in Mahayana Buddhism as the bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all buddhas.  In this program we will deepen our understanding of this important this important bodhisattva… more »

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More Upcoming Programs


Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat
Lama Gerry Prindiville - December 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

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