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

Sponsor a Tent Platform for 20th Anniversary

January 18, 2018

We need more space to house our Sangha members from the Gomde centers all over the world who will be joining us this August for… 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

Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom

John Makransky, PhD

March 9 - 11

In this retreat we will explore practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism to help us connect directly to the innate capacities of love and wisdom that reside in the deep nature of our minds.  We will draw on those capacities to cut through our reductive labels… more »

Medicine Buddha: Door to Boundless Healing

Lama Bruce Newman

April 13 - 15

In this weekend retreat, Lama Bruce 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 to embrace physical and mental healing as the gateway to genuine liberation. These meditations… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

Intermediate Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive 2018
The Dharmachakra Translation Center - June 6 - August 10

Buddhist Studies Summer Program 2018
Lama Tsultrim Sangpo - June 6 - August 10

Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo “A Gradual Path on the Heart of Wisdom”
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche - June 15 - 17

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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.