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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Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

December 27, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Gomde’s annual new year’s retreat focuses on the deity Vajrasattva, an expression of timeless buddhahood who is closely associated with the power of purification. Through this practice we purify the accumulated effects of our negative actions, dispel our mental obscurations, and reveal our innate stainless… more »

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Calm Abiding Practice Weekend

Lama Kunzang Drolma

January 27 - 29

Call Abiding (shamatha), is once of the most essential meditation practices in the Buddhist tradition.  Indispensable at every stage of the path, Calm Abiding allows us to quiet our minds so that a natural stillness and openness can unfold. During this weekend program we will… 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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Seven Key Points for Training the Mind
Lama Kunzang Drolma - March 17 - 19

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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.