Gomde California’s programs provide a number of opportunities for deepening your experience and knowledge of the Dharma. We look forward to welcoming our spiritual director Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche each summer to our land, along with other teachers connected to our lineage, including Phakchok Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, and Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche. These summer events form the core of our yearly program, and we warmly invite you to join.
Apart from these larger events, Lama Tsultrim Sangpo is in residence during the summer months to give teachings on essential aspects of the Buddhist tradition, lead our large group retreats, and guide us on all aspects of our spiritual path. Lama Gerry Prindiville has been in residence throughout the year to give teachings on our lineage practices, lead group retreats, and offer guidance for individual retreatants. Lama Kunzang Drolma leads our morning Shakyamuni Buddha practice as well as meditation weekends, usually once a month, and discussion groups with our local community.
With Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
July 3 - 5, 2020
Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche will return to Gomde California in July 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. This year Rinpoche will bestow the empowerment of the secret cycle of Chokgyur Lingpa’s four Tukdrup practices. Registration for these teachings will open March 18th.
With Lama Tsultrim Sangpo
July 9 - August 3, 2020
Following the success of last summer's 35-Day Trinley Nyingpo Retreat, this year Lama Tsultrim will guide us in yidam practice in a nearly month-long retreat on Vajrakilaya (Sangtik Phurba), the embodiment of enlightened activity. This will be the second of three years of successive retreats on the Three Roots: guru, yidam and dakini. Our land will close for this period so that our retreatants can focus on this precious opportunity to delve deeply into sadhana practice. Registration for this retreat will open March 18th.
With Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche
August 28 - 30, 2020
This year Khandro Rinpoche has kindly agreed to illuminate the profound meaning of the Yeshe Kunchok, otherwise known as “The Inexpressible, Ultimate Confession.” In the Vajrayana, confession is an essential method of repairing and maintaining the purity of our samayas, the wisdom precepts that have been transmitted to us by our kind gurus. This text serves to remind us of the essential view and conduct that a Vajrayana practitioner should maintain. With her penetrating wisdom, Khandro Rinpoche will allow us connect with this practice in a fresh and holistic way, and thus help us care for the very life force…