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.
Gomde California is pleased to welcome Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche back this summer for her annual teachings. This year Rinpoche will be teaching on a short and pithy text by Patrul Rinpoche. With her insightful teaching style, Khandro Rinpoche teaches meditation and the wide variety of Buddhist practices in a way that is accessible for the… more »
Gomde California is delighted to announce that Lama Tenzin will be leading us in a week-long retreat on the practice of the Inner Tara Sadhana this October. Lama will give detailed instruction in the sadhana, and we will practice together each day. For students who are already in the Tara’s Triple Excellence Program, the inner… more »
Gomde California is delighted to announce that Lama Tenzin will be leading us in a week-long retreat on the practice of the Inner Tara Sadhana this October. Lama will give detailed instruction in the sadhana, and we will practice together each day.
For students who are already in the Tara's Triple Excellence Program, the inner Tara practice is part of the Third Excellence, and receiving these teachings from Lama Tenzin along with practicing together in the retreat will be an excellent support as you move into the Third Excellence.
To attend this retreat, students must have first received the Inner Tara empowerment, which Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche will be giving on August 17, during his seminar at Gomde California.
Anyone interested in this practice is invited to join us, even if you have not yet completed a part of Tara’s Triple Excellence online meditation program.
The inner Tara sadhana retreat is related to the Third Excellence part II, the practice of yoga tantra. Yoga tantra practices are very special as they are regarded as the connecting link between the lower and the higher tantras. While the view of yoga tantra is nearly equal to that of the higher tantras, the outer conduct with its emphasis on diet, cleanliness, and proper conduct is still present and borrowed from kriya tantra. There is a marked emphasis on meditation and visualization practice.