Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Dzogchen Meditation and Retreat Center

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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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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Translation School Partners with UC Berkeley

Gomde California’s Dharmachakra Translation Center (DTC) has partnered with UC Berkeley’s Center for Buddhist Studies to offer a Certificate of Completion to students in the Dharmchakra School of Translation at Gomde.  The faculty at the Center for Buddhist Studies has recognized the caliber of instruction offered by the DTC’s translator training program and has been… more »

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Berkeley BS logoGomde California's Dharmachakra Translation Center (DTC) has partnered with UC Berkeley's Center for Buddhist Studies to offer a Certificate of Completion to students in the Dharmchakra School of Translation at Gomde.  The faculty at the Center for Buddhist Studies has recognized the caliber of instruction offered by the DTC's translator training program and has been impressed by the quality of students who have completed the program.  The Dharmachakra School of Translation has drawn students from all major lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and has attracted graduate students from Yale University, the University of Chicago, Emory University, and UC Berkeley The DTC and the Buddhist Studies program at UC Berkeley have a long-standing relationship. Gomde California frequently hosts the faculty and graduate students in the Group in Buddhist Studies for weekend seminars, professors from Berkeley make regular visits to Gomde and have lead programs in Gomde's Buddhist Studies Summer Program. A number of current graduate students in Berkeley's Buddhist Studies program are members of Gomde's management team. We are grateful for the support and recognition of Berkeley's Center for Buddhist Studies and look forward to a long, productive relationship.