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.

Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom

John Makransky, PhD

March 9 - 11

In this retreat we will explore practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism to help us connect directly to the innate capacities of love and wisdom that reside in the deep nature of our minds.  We will draw on those capacities to cut through our reductive labels of self and other, by sensing all beings in their… more »

Medicine Buddha: Door to Boundless Healing

Lama Bruce Newman

April 13 - 15

In this weekend retreat, Lama Bruce will help us uncover our innate capacity for healing. Using Tulku Thondup’s book, Boundless Healing, Lama Bruce will guide us through profound meditations on the Medicine Buddha to embrace physical and mental healing as the gateway to genuine liberation. These meditations progress sequentially, such that we increasingly experience warmth, healing light,… 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 »

Lamrim Yeshe Nyingpo “A Gradual Path on the Heart of Wisdom”

Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche

June 15 - 17

We are thrilled to announce that Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will return to Gomde California this summer to begin a 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… more »