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.


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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 »


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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Featured Programs


The Uttaratantra Shastra

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

July 2 - 5

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 »


Annual Kurukulle Drubchö

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

July 31 - August 2

We are still finalizing the details of this program. Registration will open in May This summer Gomde California will hold its annual Kurukulle Drubchö as part of the Buddhist Studies Summer Program.  Led by Lama Tsultrim Sangpo, this elaborate, multi-day ritual practice focuses on Kurukulle, … more »

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More Upcoming Programs


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


Dependent Origination
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche - September 4 - 6

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