Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Dzogchen Meditation and Retreat Center

Shakyamuni Buddha Practice: Now Streaming Every Sunday

Dear Sangha, Gomde California is delighted to now be streaming our Shakyamuni Buddha practice on both Facebook and YouTube, every Sunday at 8am PDT. Simply put, the more opportunities to share the Dharma with the world, the better. Please join us on our YouTube channel or Facebook page. Please note that these videos will appear… more »

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Gomde California Announces New Multi-Year Translation Project

On this 10th day of the lunar month, Gomde California is proud to announce that our translators-in-residence are setting out on a grand project: rendering “White Lotus: Background Teachings on the Treasury of Blessings” by Jamgon Mipham Rinpoche (1846-1912) into the English language for the first time. The marks a fresh phase in the work… more »

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Join us February 9th for Community Meditation Day at Gomde!

Join us for our monthly Community Meditation Day at Gomde California! Our resident Lama Kunzang hosts a free day of contemplation and meditation every second Sunday of the month, as long as other programs aren’t being held. Join us for the next in our series, this coming Sunday, February 9th, 2020. It’s a totally FREE,… more »

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Garberville Meditation and Book Group

Dear local Gomde California community members, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde CA sponsors a meditation and book group in Garberville every Tuesday evening with Lama Ani Kunzang. We meditate together for 30 minutes, followed by reading and discussion of a Dharma book.  Everyone regardless of meditation experience and/or religious affiliation is welcome.  Meditation instruction is available for… more »

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We Are an Extension of Our Spiritual Home

Dear Gomde California Sangha, I have the pleasure of writing to you after spending an extraordinary few months at our Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Boudhanath. During my time in Nepal I was able to meet with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche to assist Gomde California, as well as witness a glimmer of the activity that issues… more »

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Your Spiritual Care Directive

A Three-night Live Online Discussion  with Rhonda LoPresti and Lama Kunzang Feb 18, Mar 4, Mar 18   –  7:00pm – 8:30pm PST online via Zoom Meeting Rangjung Yeshe Gomde CA is hosting a special 3-night live discussion on writing your Spiritual Care Directive. As practitioners, our path in preparing for dying and death is unique and deliberate…. more »

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Six Bardo Teaching: Free Online Group

We are offering a free online video presentation of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Six Bardo Teachings presented in 1999 at Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal. The teachings will be presented in 7 sessions via Zoom on Monday nights at 7:00 – 8:15pm Pacific Time starting on September 17 and meeting every other Monday for seven weeks (9/17, 10/1,… more »

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Practice Days with Lama Kunzang

  Listed below is the practice schedule for our Daily Practices and Special Practice Days. All are welcome to attend. Daily Practices 8 am – Treasury of Blessing Practice (Shakyamuni Practice) 5:30 pm – Concise Daily Practice (Guru Rinpoche Practice Special Practice Days Tsoks  will take place at 5:30 with evening practice. Additional practices on… more »

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A Warm Letter from our Executive Director

Dear Sangha, Peace has settled over Gomde California this New Year’s Day. The trees around the Buddha Hall just barely sway in the grey light, deer pick their way quietly through the meadow around the Wisdom Garden, and seventeen practitioners one-pointedly chant down in the heated shrine room. We have just sealed our annual Vajrasattva… more »

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Prayers for the Sick, Dying, and Deceased

Sponsor a Prayer for the Sick, Dying and the Recently Deceased Buddhist monasteries and Dharma communities traditionally offer prayers and perform rituals on behalf of those who are sick or experiencing trauma, as well as for the dying and deceased.  At Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California our resident monastics and staff also perform the reading of… more »

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Sponsor a Prayer for the Sick, Dying and the Recently Deceased

Buddhist monasteries and Dharma communities traditionally offer prayers and perform rituals on behalf of those who are sick or experiencing trauma, as well as for the dying and deceased.  At Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California our resident monastics and staff also perform the reading of names of those in need of healing, who are in the process of dying, or who have recently passed away.  The reading of names is included in our evening meditation session so that the merit from our communal practice may aid those in need, as well as their families and loved ones.  Names remain on the prayer list for as long as needed, and in the case of those who have recently passed, for the traditional 49 days following death. For more information on how two add someone to the prayer list or sponsor pujas on their behalf, please visit the Prayers and Offerings page.