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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Teachings on the Development Stage

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

July 21 - August 10

This program is offered as part of Gomde California’s Buddhist Studies Summer Program. Every summer Gomde California’s resident Lamas and teachers offer a variety of courses on the core  teachings and practices from the Mahayana and Vajrayana paths.  These teachings and meditation sessions are offered daily, and are open to anyone who would like to… more »

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Annual Seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 12 - 19

Register for the full program. Register for Opening the Door to Buddhist Practice only. Register for Key Points of Vajrayana Practice only. Register for the Ocean of Amrita Puja only. Program Information We are delighted to announce that in this summer’s seminars at Gomde California Rinpoche will be teaching from three pithy texts by the renowned Kagyu… more »

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Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Full Program

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 12 - 19

This is the registration page for Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s full program only. All tent cabins are now full for this program.  If you would like to be added to the waiting list, please contact the registrar. Opening the Door to Buddhist Practice:  August 12th -15th In this program Rinpoche will introduce students to the practice… more »

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Opening the Door to Buddhist Practice

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 12 - 15

This is the registration page for Opening the Door to Buddhist Practice only. In this program Rinpoche will introduce students to the practice of the Buddhist path, presenting the age-old wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible and applicable for the modern practitioner. This seminar is perfect for beginners as well… more »

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Key Points of Vajrayana Practice

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 14 - 19

This is the registration page for Key Points of Vajrayana Practice only. Rinpoche will guide students in Vajrayana meditation practice, bringing us to a fresh, direct experience of our own true nature. Students will receive guidance on how to avoid pitfalls in our meditation practice and how to apply our meditation practice in daily life…. more »

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The Ocean of Amrita

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 15

This is the registration page for the Ocean of Amrita only.  Program rates will go up after August 1st, register soon to secure these rates. Rinpoche will lead the Gomde community in our annual ritual practice of the Ocean of Amrita, a profound practice for purifying samaya, the sacred commitments that mark our relationships with… more »

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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 »