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

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 »

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 »

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Featured Programs

The Practice of Chöd

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

July 20 - 22

Chöd, or “cutting through,” is a profound practice that cuts to the heart of wisdom and compassion.  Traditionally attributed to the eleventh-century female practitioner, Machig Labdrön, it is prevalent in many Tibetan Buddhist lineages. Combining the view of the Prajnaparamita Sutras with tantric visualization methods, chöd is… more »

Annual Seminar: The Vajrayana in Study and Practice

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

August 3 - 8

Though Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is unable to travel to California this summer, he strongly wishes for us to continue to study, reflect, and meditate together at Gomde’s Anuual Seminar. This year’s Seminar will focus on the key points of Deity practice, the core meditation techniques… 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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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.