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.

News

Practice Days with Lama Kunzang

January 17, 2018

  Listed below is the practice schedule for our Daily Practices and Special Practice Days. All are welcome to attend. Daily Practices 8 am –… more »

A Warm Letter from our Executive Director

January 1, 2018

Dear Sangha, Peace has settled over Gomde California this New Year’s Day. The trees around the Buddha Hall just barely sway in the grey light,… more »

Prayers for the Sick, Dying, and Deceased

November 16, 2016

Sponsor a Prayer for the Sick, Dying and the Recently Deceased Buddhist monasteries and Dharma communities traditionally offer prayers and perform rituals on behalf of… 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 »

Translation School Partners with UC Berkeley

January 8, 2015

Gomde California’s Dharmachakra Translation Center (DTC) has partnered with UC Berkeley’s Center for Buddhist Studies to offer a Certificate of Completion to students in the… more »

Sponsor a Tent Cabin

October 9, 2014

We have embarked on a campaign to improve the comfort and experience of our guests by upgrading our tent cabins and their furnishings.  We would… more »

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Featured Programs

Annual Work-Week and Right Speech Teachings

Lama Kunzang Drolma and Ani Marcia Hansen

May 25 - June 3

Please join us for our Annual Work Week. With several construction and beautification projects underway, as well as the expectation of busy months soon upon us, we’ll require as many hands as we can to build, clean, and plant our way into a beautiful summer…. more »

Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo “A Gradual Path on the Heart of Wisdom”

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

June 15 - 17

We are thrilled to announce that Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will return to Gomde California this summer to begin a 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… more »

“The Essence of Mind” by Mipham Rinpoche

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

August 24 - 26

We are honored to welcome Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche back to Gomde California this summer for special teachings on the pinnacle of all Buddhist views: the Great Perfection. This year, Rinpoche will teach on a profound text entitled “The Essence of Mind” by the extraordinary 19th… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

Intermediate Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive 2018
The Dharmachakra Translation Center - June 6 - August 10

Buddhist Studies Summer Program 2018
Lama Tsultrim Sangpo - June 6 - August 10

The Practice of Chöd
Lama Tsultrim Sangpo - July 20 - 22

Deity Practice
Lama Tsultrim Sangpo - August 3 - 8

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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.