Our Programs

Gomde California’s fall and spring programs provide a number of opportunities for deepening your experience and knowledge of the Dharma.  Lama Gerry Prindiville will be in residence throughout the year to give teachings on our lineage practices, lead group retreats, and offer guidance for individual retreatants.

Gomde California has developed a staffing system to encourage volunteers who would like to participate in the Gomde community and support the operation of the seminars. Many of these jobs come with discounts for those in need. Please visit the Work Exchange/Scholarship page for descriptions of the services needed.

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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, this doctrine is encoded into the “twelve links of dependent… more »

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Tara Sadhana of the Four Mandalas

October 16 - 25

Registration will open soon Partial Attendance is accepted.  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 extended retreat on the Tara’s Triple Excellence Program.  This retreat will focus on the first stage of the Third Excellence:… more »

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Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

December 28, 2015 - January 3, 2016

Registration for this program will open in the Fall.  Please check back later for complete information Gomde’s annual new year’s retreat focuses on the deity Vajrasattva, an expression of timeless buddhahood who is closely associated with the power of purification. Through this practice we purify the accumulated effects of our negative actions, dispel our mental… more »