Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Dzogchen Meditation and Retreat Center

New Management Structure

Adopted by Board of Directors – February 24, 2016 There are three (3) overall management areas with existing subareas nesting under the direction of one person or director. The three directors will work as a team in managing Gomde’s operations, programs, and long-term development in a cohesive manner. Current managers of particular areas will serve… more »

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Applications open for Summer Translation and Buddhist Studies Programs

We are pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2016 Dharmachakra School of Translation and the Buddhist Studies Summer Program.  Both residential programs provide an immersive study and practice experience at our remote, beautiful center.  For more information on these programs and to apply please follow the links below.  We look… more »

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2014 Annual Report

Follow a wonderful seminar with Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche’s program, Gomde California quickly would like to make our 2014 Annual Financial Report available to our sangha.  It has been a great year at Gomde, and we are grateful to everyone who visited us, attended programs, volunteered, and otherwise supported Rinpoche and his vision.   Please feel free… more »

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Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche on Earthquake Relief and Reconstruction

Dear Friends and Sangha Members, In the aftermath of Nepal’s worst ever natural disaster, which has claimed more than 8500 lives, everyone at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery is continuing to devote each and every waking hour to helping those in greatest need and praying for all who have suffered such unimaginable losses. It is now… more »

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Use Permit Update and a Call for Volunteers: May 24th – June 2nd

We are pleased to announce that on April 16th, 2015 Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California received approval of our Use Permit to operate as a full-fledged retreat center in Mendocino County. The approval by the Planning Commission was unanimous and there were very little questions and no opposition presented. In fact we received about 50 letters… more »

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An Update on the Earthquake from Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche

Dear friends and Dharma family, I returned to the monastery on Friday, following last week’s devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake, to be met by my brother Chokling Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche, Tulku Urgyen Yangsi Rinpoche and our many monks and nuns. Please know that we are praying continually for all those affected in Nepal and across the… more »

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Upcoming Programs in the Bay Area

  Gomde California is pleased to present the following programs around the Bay Area. Please contact Sara Rojo for more information.   Longchenpa’s Teachings on the Four Immeasurables with Chung Rinpoche May 2nd, 2:30 – 4:30pm at The Berkeley Library, West Branch Cost: Free; donations are welcome map   The Essential Oral Instructions of Chokgyur… more »

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Support Gomde at our Use Permit Hearing

Gomde California is embarking on a major action that will benefit the entire community and our mission to support the spread of Buddhism in North America. As many of you know, we have been working on Gomde California’s Master Plan and Use Permit for many years. We have finally arrived at the moment when the… more »

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Feb. 28th: Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche teaches in Corte Madera

Key Points of Vajrayana Practice with Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche 4pm-6pm, February 28th at the Corte Madera Town Center Community Room This event is free and open to everyone. Offerings to the teacher and translator are welcome. For more information email rybasp108@gmail.com or call 707-480-9961.   Directions To Corte Madera Town Center Take the Paradise/Tamalpais Exit off Highway 101. … more »

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Adopted by Board of Directors – February 24, 2016 There are three (3) overall management areas with existing subareas nesting under the direction of one person or director. The three directors will work as a team in managing Gomde’s operations, programs, and long-term development in a cohesive manner. Current managers of particular areas will serve under each overall director, but will still retain most of their responsibilities. Each manager will work closely with and report to the director in their area. See attached Matrix with current staffing and volunteers by main areas, and subareas. Joanne Brion also serves as Treasurer for the organization; Ryan Damron serves as Vice President and Board Member, and Rhonda LoPresti serves as Board Member.
  1. Gomde Director: Joanne Brion
Gomde Director oversees managing all staff and volunteers that live on the land, and other volunteers such as housekeeping. Management areas of responsibility include:
  1. Development and Publicity Director: Rhonda LoPresti
Development and Publicity Director oversees all aspects of communications, branding, messaging, advertising, outreach, and fundraising for projects and on-going operations. Management areas of responsibility include Fund Raising and Development:
  1. Programs, Education and Practice Director: Ryan Damron
The Program Director is the liaison with the international Sangha, RYI, and Nepal Sangha. Management areas of responsibility include: Click here for our Management Matrix document.