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.

Tārā Teachings with Chokling Rinpoche

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

July 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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Annual Kurukulle Drubchö

Lama Tsultrim Sangpo

July 28 - 31

This summer Gomde California will hold its annual Kurukulle Drubchö as part of the Buddhist Studies Summer Program.  This elaborate, multi-day ritual practice focuses on Kurukulle, a dakini renowned for her ability to magnetize the resources and favorable conditions necessary for sustained Dharma practice.  Through this practice we also magnetize the wisdom of the awakened… more »

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Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche with Erik Pema Kunsang

August 11 - 18

Register for the full program. Register for Gateway to Buddhist Practice only. Register for Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature only. Register for the Ocean of Amrita Puja only. Program Information Gateway to Buddhist Practice:  August 11th -14th In this program Rinpoche will introduce students to the practice of the Buddhist path, presenting the wisdom of the… more »

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Gateway to Buddhist Practice

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 11 - 14

This is the registration page for Gateway to Buddhist Practice only. In this program Rinpoche will introduce students to the practice of the Buddhist path, presenting the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible and applicable for the modern practitioner. This seminar is perfect for beginners as well as long-time practitioners,… more »

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Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche with Erik Pema Kunsang

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 11 - 18

This is the registration page for the full program only Gateway to Buddhist Practice:  August 11th -14th In this program Rinpoche will introduce students to the practice of the Buddhist path, presenting the wisdom of the Buddha’s teachings in a way that is accessible and applicable for the modern practitioner. This seminar is perfect for… more »

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Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 13 - 18

This is the registration for Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature only. Rinpoche will guide students to a recognition of their buddha nature, bringing us to a fresh, direct experience of our intrinsic awareness. Students will receive guidance on how to avoid pitfalls in our meditation practice and how to apply our meditation practice in daily… more »

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The Ocean of Amrita Puja

Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 14

This is the registration page for The Ocean of Amrita Puja only. Rinpoche will lead the Gomde community in our annual ritual practice of the Ocean of Amrita, a profound practice for purifying samaya, the sacred commitments that mark our relationships with our teachers and link all of us together as practitioners in the same… more »

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View, Meditation, and Action

Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

August 26 - 28

It is essential to understand the unity of view, meditation, and action in order to make progress on the profound path of the Vajrayana.  Taking this unity to heart, we gain a direct experience of the true nature of mind and of all phenomena.  In her vivid and engaging style, Khandro Rinpoche will explain how… more »

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Teachings on Mahamudra

Phakchok Rinpoche

September 16 - 21

Mahamudra, the Great Seal, is the essence of all Dharma teachings and one of the supreme paths of practice. It condenses all of the Buddha’s teachings into a single gradual path is short, precise, and easy to practice. Following the weekend program will remain in residence at Gomde to meet and work with students in… more »

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Master of Great Bliss Retreat, Instructions on Tārā Practice

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

October 20 - 26

Register for the Full Program Register for Guru Dewa Chenpo (Oct. 20 – 23) Only Register for Sampa Lhundrup Feast Offering and Empowerment (Oct. 23 – 24) Only Register for Ultimate Guru Yoga of Simplicity (Oct. 24 – 25) Only Register for Tārā Teachings (Oct. 25 – 26) Only Gomde California is truly blessed by… 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 »