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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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 »

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Job Opening: Resident Land Manager

March 3, 2017

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California is looking for a residential Land Manager, opening immediately. Duties of the Land Manager include: Management of resident staff and volunteers… more »

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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 »

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Featured Programs

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

Professor 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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Medicine Buddha: Door to Boundless Healing

Lama Bruce Newman

May 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… more »

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Instructions from the Uttaratantra Shastra

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

June 23 - 25

In this weekend of teachings Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will continue his exposition of the classic Mahayana text on buddha nature, the Uttaratantra Shastra.  This foundational text stands at the heart of the Great Vehicle’s teaching that each and every living being possesses a fundamentally pure… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

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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 with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche - August 11 - 18

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Annual Teachings with Khandro Rinpoche
Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche - August 25 - 27

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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.