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.

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Tara’s Triple Excellence Retreat

Lama Tenzin Sangpo

October 14 - 16

Join us for a very special weekend of teachings on the Tara’s Triple Excellence Online Program with one of the principal teachers for the program, Lama Tenzin Sangpo. This is a rare and wonderful opportunity for everyone practicing the Triple Excellence Program to come together as a community to deepen their studies of the essentials… more »

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Master of Great Bliss Retreat, Instructions on Tārā Practice

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

October 20 - 26

We regret to announce that Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche will not be traveling to the US this year.  While we are saddened by this news, we offer Rinpoche our heartfelt wishes for his health, long-life, and the accomplishment of all his activities, and look forward to his return to Gomde next year. Those who have already… more »

Full Program with Chokling Rinpoche

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

October 20 - 26

This is the registration page for the full program only. Gomde California is truly blessed by the return of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the founder of our lineage, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. This series of teachings and meditation practices are the lifeblood of our lineage and represent a special celebration of the year of… more »

Guru Dewa Chenpo Teachings with Chokling Rinpoche

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

October 20 - 23

This is the registration page for the Guru Dewachenpo Teachings only. Gomde California is truly blessed by the return of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the founder of our lineage, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. This series of teachings and meditation practices are the lifeblood of our lineage and represent a special celebration of the year… more »

Sampa Lhundrup Feast Offering and Empowerment

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

October 23 - 24

This is the registration page for the Sampa Lhundrup Feast offering and Empowerment Only. Gomde California is truly blessed by the return of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the founder of our lineage, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. This series of teachings and meditation practices are the lifeblood of our lineage and represent a special celebration… more »

The Ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

October 24 - 25

This is the registration page for the Ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity teachings only. Gomde California is truly blessed by the return of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the founder of our lineage, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. This series of teachings and meditation practices are the lifeblood of our lineage and represent a special celebration… more »

Tārā Teachings with Chokling Rinpoche

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

October 25 - 26

This is the registration page for the Tārā teachings only. Gomde California is truly blessed by the return of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the founder of our lineage, Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa. This series of teachings and meditation practices are the lifeblood of our lineage and represent a special celebration of the year of… more »

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Cultivating the Four Immeasureable Attitudes in Daily Life

Lama Kunzang Drolma

November 10 - 13

The Four Immeasurable Attitudes are found among the earliest teachings of the Buddha and serve as an indispensable foundation for all practices of the Buddhist path.  Through the cultivation of immeasurable love, compassion, joy, and equanimity we ground ourselves in the qualities that soften our minds, open our hearts, and allow us to be of… more »

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Calm Abiding Practice Weekend

Lama Kunzang Drolma

December 9 - 11

Call Abiding (shamatha), is once of the most essential meditation practices in the Buddhist tradition.  Indispensable at every stage of the path, Calm Abiding allows us to quiet our minds so that a natural stillness and openness can unfold. During this weekend program we will introduce students to the techniques of Calm Abiding, but the… more »

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Annual New Year’s Vajrasattva Retreat

Lama Gerry Prindiville

December 27, 2016 - January 2, 2017

Gomde’s annual new year’s retreat focuses on the deity Vajrasattva, an expression of timeless buddhahood who is closely associated with the power of purification. Through this practice we purify the accumulated effects of our negative actions, dispel our mental obscurations, and reveal our innate stainless nature. Engaging in this sustained period of practice offers an… more »