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

Prayers For Paco

September 30, 2018

Dear Dharma Sisters and Brothers, Several people have asked about donations in Paco’s memory. We’ve spoken with Hilda and she feels that he would have appreciated donations… more »

Six Bardo Teaching: Free Online Group

September 7, 2018

We are offering a free online video presentation of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Six Bardo Teachings presented in 1999 at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. The teachings will… more »

Please Help us Hang Flyers

May 28, 2018

Dear Sangha, We have a new batch of flyers to hang up for our upcoming programs with Lama Tsultrim Sangpo, Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, and Dzigar… more »

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 »

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Featured Programs

Losar “Tibetan New Year” Practice and Celebration

Lama Gerry Prindiville and Lama Kunzang Drolma

February 8 - 10

During Losar, the Tibetan New Year, it is customary for students to visit their gurus and make offerings and praises, thereby planting seeds for auspicious conditions in the coming year. In past years, Gomde California has celebrated the Tibetan new year by connecting to the Guru through the… more »

Opening to Awakened Awareness through Unconditional Love and Compassion

Lama John Makransky

March 8 - 10

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… more »

Medicine Buddha: Door to Boundless Healing

Lama Bruce Newman

April 12 - 14

In this weekend retreat, Lama Bruce Newman will help us uncover our innate capacity for healing. Using Tulku Thondup’s book, Boundless Healing, Lama Bruce will guide us through profound meditations on the Medicine Buddha, adapted for Westerners, that nurture both health and liberation. This retreat will… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

Buddhist Studies Summer Program 2019
Buddhist Studies Lecture Series - June 12 - August 14

Intermediate Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive 2019
- June 12 - August 14

Annual Teachings with Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche: “Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo”
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - June 14 - 16

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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.