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.

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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 »

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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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The Third Excellence is Launched

September 10, 2016

The dedicated team behind the Tārā’s Triple Excellent Online Program is excited to announce the launch Part 1 of the Third Excellence.  This new stage of… more »

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Read Gomde CA’s 2015 Financial Report

We are pleased to make the Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California Annual Financial Report for 2015 available to everyone.  It is important to us that the… more »

New Management Structure

April 28, 2016

Adopted by Board of Directors – February 24, 2016 There are three (3) overall management areas with existing subareas nesting under the direction of one… more »

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Applications open for Summer Translation and Buddhist Studies Programs

March 5, 2016

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2016 Dharmachakra School of Translation and the Buddhist Studies Summer Program.  Both… more »

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Featured Programs

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Tibetan New Year Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

February 24 - 26

Gomde California will celebrate Losar, the Tibetan new year, with a retreat focused on the practice of Guru Rinpoche. This essential practice of our lineage will dispel all obstacles to our practice and ensure that we make unimpeded progress on our spiritual path. Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche… more »

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Seven Key Points for Training the Mind

Lama Kunzang Drolma and Ani Marcia Hansen

March 17 - 19

The Buddhist teachings state that the ultimate obstacle to recognizing and achieving stability in the nature of the mind is our self-cherishing.  The tradition of Lojong, or mind training, directly addresses this self absorption that lies at the root of our suffering.  One of the… more »

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Waking into Compassion: Understandings and Misunderstandings of Compassion in Modern Buddhism

Steve Jenkins

April 7 - 9

Compassion is the heart of the Buddhist path, it is “buddhahood in the palm of your hand.”  A deep understanding of compassion is seen to be a prerequisite for making progress in meditation and not going astray in our practice.  What can compassion teach us… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

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Medicine Buddha: Door to Boundless Healing
Lama Bruce Newman - May 12 - 14

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2017 Buddhist Studies Summer Program
Lama Tsultrim Sangpo - June 14 - August 10

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2017 Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive
The Dharmachakra Translation Center - June 14 - August 10

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Annual Seminar
Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche - August 11 - 18

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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.