Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California is a Tibetan Buddhist center under the spiritual direction of Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche dedicated to preserving, transmitting, and translating the complete Buddhist path, and cultivating scholar-practitioners within a pristine natural environment. We support the cultivation of a complete understanding and the direct experience of the Buddhist teachings for the benefit of all beings by providing an environment and community where the Dharma can take root and flourish in North America.
Gomde is run by volunteers, who put in countless hours of dedicated work to fulfill its mission. With the exception of the resident staff, cooks and translators, and a handful of summer program staff, everyone who works at Gomde is a volunteer. Opportunities to offer service at Gomde are always available; please see If you’d like to join the crew, see visit our Staff and Volunteer Positions page.
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
Board of Directors
Chairman: Shabad Khalsa – firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Barr, Dorje Bond, Catherine Dalton, Ryan Damron, Bruce Hammond, Shabad Khalsa, Rhonda LoPresti, Jeri Petersen, Diane Richardson, David Shlim, Jack De Tar.
President: David Shlim
Vice-President: Catherine Dalton
Treasurer: Jeri Petersen
Secretary: Tobin Rangdrol
Executive Director: Jack DeTar email@example.com
Finance and Administration: Jeri Petersen firstname.lastname@example.org
Registrar: Jeri Petersen email@example.com
Land Manager: Mikey Ellis
Ratna Shop: Ani Marcia Hansen firstname.lastname@example.org
Development and Publicity Director: Rhonda LoPresti Rhonda@peacefully-prepared.com
Communications: Tobin Rangdrol email@example.com
Fundraising: Rhonda LoPresti Rhonda@peacefully-prepared.com
Local Outreach: Diane Richardson firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Studies: Ryan Damron email@example.com
Dharmachakra Translation Center: Ryan Damron firstname.lastname@example.org