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

We Are Here to Help

October 10, 2017

Hello local sangha members, In the face of these wildfires, we want you to know that we are thinking of you and that we are… more »

June Program Update

June 17, 2017

Click the link below to view our June Program Update: The Practice of Chod and Green Tara Empowerment

We Need Your Help

May 30, 2017

As a volunteer-run organization, we need your help with every aspect of operations. Right now, we’re promoting our Summer Programs with flyers in all of… more »

Job Opening: Resident Grounds Staff

March 5, 2017

Gomde California is presently looking to fill the position of Resident Ground Staff.  The ideal candidate would start in early summer and work directly with… more »

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Seminar Available Online

November 16, 2016

TUNE IN FROM ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD! The 2016 Annual November Seminar in Nepal is available online now through 11/25 via Dharma Sun. You can… more »

Prayers for the Sick, Dying, and Deceased

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 »

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Featured Programs

Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

December 29, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Gomde’s annual New Year’s retreat focuses on the deity Vajrasattva, an expression of the ultimate purity of our intrinsic nature. Through this profound practice we purify the afflictions that arise due to our accumulation of negative actions, clear our mental obscurations, and reveal our stainless… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

The Six Bardos and Buddha-Nature
Claude Hérail - December 1 - 3

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

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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.