Our Programs

Gomde California’s fall and spring programs provide a number of opportunities for deepening your experience and knowledge of the Dharma.  Lama Gerry Prindiville will be in residence throughout the year to give teachings on our lineage practices, lead group retreats, and offer guidance for individual retreatants.

Gomde California has developed a staffing system to encourage volunteers who would like to participate in the Gomde community and support the operation of the seminars. Many of these jobs come with discounts for those in need. Please visit the Work Exchange/Scholarship page for descriptions of the services needed.

The Six Bardos and Buddha-Nature

Claude Hérail

December 1 - 3

This year during the annual Fall Seminar in Kathmandu, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will teach on the Heart Sutra, The Four Causes to Be Born in a Buddhafield, and the Six Bardos and Buddha-nature. Claude Hérail has kindly offered to facilitate a screening of this seminar’s teachings pertaining to the third of these topics: The Six Bardos and… more »

Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

December 29, 2017 - January 6, 2018

Gomde’s annual New Year’s retreat focuses on the deity Vajrasattva, an expression of the ultimate purity of our intrinsic nature. Through this profound practice we purify the afflictions that arise due to our accumulation of negative actions, clear our mental obscurations, and reveal our stainless essence. This retreat period offers us the possibility to enter… more »