As the North American home of the teachings of the Chokling Tersar lineage, Gomde California has a vital mission. In response to Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s wish to create a place of study and practice in Northern California, and to expand translation activity so that the full body of Tibetan sacred texts is available in English and other languages, the Sangha of Gomde California is devoted to sustaining and developing our 250-acre retreat land.
We appreciate any help you have to offer, whether it be donated materials, volunteer time, or financial contributions. There are several ways to donate, including by check, credit card, and PayPal. RYG CA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation, Taxpayer ID number 95-4619361. All financial contributions are fully tax-deductible and will be acknowledged as such.
General Fund Donations & New Fire Prevention Fund
With fire an ever present threat in California, please consider supporting our efforts to maintain our land. It is a very labor intensive project and your donation is greatly appreciated.
Prayers for the Sick, Dying, and the Recently Deceased
The resident monastics and staff of Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California 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.
Monthly Donor Support
As a monthly donor, you provide the financial foundation that allows Gomde California to count on reliable and consistent annual support. Our monthly operating costs are over $10,000 per month, on average. Gomde California sustains stewardship of 250 acres of land and multiple facilities, sponsors high lama retreats and travel costs, food, utilities, staffing, significant offerings to our teachers and is now in a new phase of development and expansion. Administered by devoted and efficient volunteer managers, staff costs are kept limited to cooks, translators, and resident staff. Retreat fees comprise less than 50% of our annual operating budget, and monthly donations and gifts make up the rest.
It is easy and profoundly important to express your end-of-life wishes close to your heart. Remembering Gomde California in your will, living trust and memorial instructions is one of the kindest ways to make a timeless and significant impact on the mission you believe in. The teachings put us in direct contemplation of our impermanence, and by taking this to heart we can plan during peaceful times so that our wishes are clearly followed by those who love us. With your Legacy Gift, your memory will become part of Gomde California’s long history. Careful estate planning not only perpetuates your values and wishes and it can preserve your wealth and lower estate and income taxes for your loved ones. Join our Board of Directors in reviewing your estate planning this 2016 year and consider the following:
- Remember Gomde California in your Will or Living Trust
- Consider bequeathing property, stock, retirement accounts, insurance, and dharma items to Gomde California
- Propose charitable memorial gifts be given to Gomde California in lieu of flowers.
Please make checks payable to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California (or simply RYG CA), and mail to:
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California
P.O. Box 162
Leggett CA 95585