Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Dzogchen Meditation and Retreat Center

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

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News

Shakyamuni Buddha Practice: Now Streaming Every Sunday

April 9, 2020

Dear Sangha, Gomde California is delighted to now be streaming our Shakyamuni Buddha practice on both Facebook and YouTube, every Sunday at 8am PDT. Simply… more »

Gomde California Announces New Multi-Year Translation Project

February 4, 2020

On this 10th day of the lunar month, Gomde California is proud to announce that our translators-in-residence are setting out on a grand project: rendering… more »

Join us February 9th for Community Meditation Day at Gomde!

February 3, 2020

Join us for our monthly Community Meditation Day at Gomde California! Our resident Lama Kunzang hosts a free day of contemplation and meditation every second… more »

Garberville Meditation and Book Group

October 6, 2019

Dear local Gomde California community members, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde CA sponsors a meditation and book group in Garberville every Tuesday evening with Lama Ani Kunzang…. more »

We Are an Extension of Our Spiritual Home

March 5, 2019

Dear Gomde California Sangha, I have the pleasure of writing to you after spending an extraordinary few months at our Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in… more »

Your Spiritual Care Directive

February 9, 2019

A Three-night Live Online Discussion  with Rhonda LoPresti and Lama Kunzang Feb 18, Mar 4, Mar 18   –  7:00pm – 8:30pm PST online via Zoom Meeting… more »

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More Upcoming Programs

(On hold) Vajrakilaya Retreat

With Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

July 9 - August 3, 2020
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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

More Selected Talks from Gomde California