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.

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 »

Intermediate Classical Tibetan Summer Intensive 2018

The Dharmachakra Translation Center

June 6 - August 10

We are now accepting applications for the Dharmachakra School of Translation’s 2018 Intermediate Classical Tibetan Intensive Summer program. Our program is designed to provide intermediate-level training in written, classical Tibetan, and advance students’ ability in the art of textual translation. It is open to students with one or more years of formal study of the classical… more »

Buddhist Studies Summer Program 2018

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

June 6 - August 10

The Buddhist Studies Summer Program is an academically accredited residential study and practice program that combines traditional and academic approaches to Buddhist Studies. Students in the program live at our remote Northern California center and participate in daily sessions of teaching and meditation led by our Lamas, teachers, and translators. Students in the program may… more »