Located in the beautiful forested mountains of Northern California, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde was founded by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. This remote retreat center 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.
With an emphasis on the Chokling Tersar lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Gomde California’s diverse programs present the complete Buddhist path, including the foundational teachings of the Buddha, the Mahayana teachings on emptiness and compassion, and the profound instructions of the Vajrayana.
*Gomde California is abiding by the Mendocino County “shelter-in-place” order until further notice*
Due to the serious public health issues posed by the COVID-19 virus, Gomde California is currently closed to all visitors, guests and retreatants. Our events through June have been canceled, and those thereafter are on hold until further notice.
In light of this, Gomde California is joining with our wider Shedrub mandala to make more resources than ever available online. Gomde California’s Facebook and YouTube pages now live-streams practice sessions every Sunday morning (8am PDT), and the Shedrub Online Dharma Resources page continues to release teachings, both newly recorded and from the archives. Here we feature one particularly poignant instruction on the heart of our practice, given by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche this past summer at Gomde California, with a link to more teachings from resident teacher Lama Tsultrim below.
Selected Talk: Assembling the Conditions for Realization
Summer Seminar, July 2019
Translated by Catherine Dalton