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.
With Lama Bruce Newman
April 12 - 14, 2019
Using Tulku Thondup’s book, Boundless Healing, Lama Bruce will guide us through profound meditations on the Medicine Buddha, adapted for Westerners.
With Khenpo Tsondru Sangpo
May 17 - 27, 2019
This year we are hosting a special 10-day Work Week in preparation for a busy summer of seminars and retreats. As an offering to our volunteers, Khenpo Tsondru Sangpo from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery will join us for 7 days of evening teachings during Work Week (May 18th– 25th), on a Madhyamika text of his choice.
With Ekai Korematsu Osho Roshi
June 7 - 9, 2019
This June, the venerated Ekai Korematsu Osho Roshi will join us for a special series of teachings on the practice of shikantaza. Roshi has been practicing and teaching within the Soto Zen school for over forty years.
With Lama Tsultrim Sangpo
June 12 - August 14, 2019
The Dharmachakra School of Translation offers intermediate-level training in written, classical Tibetan. Our program is open to students with one or more years of formal study of the classical Tibetan language in either an academic or traditional context. Through our partnership with Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies at the Rangjung Yeshe Institutewe are pleased to offer internationally-recognized academic credit to students who successfully complete our program. Our program has drawn students from all major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and has attracted graduate students from Yale University, the University of Chicago, Emory University, and UC Berkeley. VISIT OUR PROGRAM PAGE FOR…
With Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
June 14 - 16, 2019
We are so very happy to announce that once again, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will return to Gomde California to continue his series of teachings on Chokgyur Lingpa’s profound terma, the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo. The root text for Gomde California’s core practices, this profound teaching of Padmasambhava offers detailed instruction on the entire Buddhist path, including the preliminary practices, the generation stage and completion stage practices, and the practice of Dzogchen. Heavy with pith instructions, the Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo can only be taught by an authentic master. These teachings at Gomde California will be truly auspicious. The illustrious master Jamgon Kongtrul, a contemporary of Chokgyur Lingpa,…
With Lama Tsultrim Sangpo
July 11 - August 15, 2019
In accordance with the wishes of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Gomde California will hold a very special retreat this summer on our primary Guru Rinpoche practice, the Trinley Nyingpo. Our esteemed resident teacher and senior monk at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling, Lama Tsultrim Sangpo, will lead this 35-day retreat.
With Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
July 30 - August 5, 2019
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will once again grace Gomde California with his loving presence. Prior to the main teaching program, we will hold our annual Ngakso Puja with Rinpoche for the repairing of broken commitments.
With Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
August 23 - 25, 2019
This August, Khandro Rinpoche will once again return to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California to kindly teach on the Three Words that Strike the Vital Point, a precious instruction from the first master of the Dzogchen lineage, Garab Dorje. These essential teachings guide the student towards recognition of the mind’s true nature, and reveal the crucial stages of training in sustaining this recognition through meditation practice. In her vivid and engaging style, Khandro Rinpoche will directly present these teachings, some of the most beloved in the entire Dzogchen tradition, helping us to bring their profound meaning into our own personal experience. This…