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 Catherine Dalton
July 15 - 29, 2020
At the express wish of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, long-time translator and Rangjung Yeshe Institute faculty member Dr. Catherine Dalton will lead an online course focused on "The Treasury of Blessings" sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha. Composed by Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche's (1846-1912) and widely considered to be a "mind-treasure" (gongter), this sadhana is both poetically rich in composition and totally complete in its practical framework. Furthermore, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has extensively praised its qualities and provided teachings to unfold its depths. This course will proceed in two parts. In the first part we will engage in a linguistic approach to the sadhana…
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…