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.
With Lama John Makransky
March 8 - 10, 2019
Join the developer of Innate Compassion-Wisdom Training (ICT), Lama John Makransky, in deepening the experience of our innate awakened capacity. In this practice, we become receptive to the unconditioned openness, compassion, wisdom, and peace of our buddha nature by participating in a field of unconditional love for self and others. Parts of us, often unconsciously, prevent us from becoming more fully receptive to the qualities of awakening. This can impede even long-time practitioners from much fuller access to awakened awareness. With newly developed elements of ICT, Lama John will show us how the compassionate, healing powers of our buddha nature can help…
With Lama Bruce Newman
April 12 - 14, 2019
Using Tulku Thondup’s book, Boundless Healing, Lama Bruce will guide us through profound meditations on the Medicine Buddha, adapted for Westerners.
June 12 - August 14, 2019
With Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
June 14 - 16, 2019
We are so very happy to announce that once again, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will return to Gomde California to continue his series of teachings on Chokgyur Lingpa’s profound terma, the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo. The root text for Gomde California’s core practices, this profound teaching of Padmasambhava offers detailed instruction on the entire Buddhist path, including the preliminary practices, the generation stage and completion stage practices, and the practice of Dzogchen. Heavy with pith instructions, the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo can only be taught by an authentic master. These teachings at Gomde California will be truly auspicious. The illustrious master Jamgon Kongtrul, a contemporary of Chokgyur Lingpa,…