Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Dzogchen Meditation and Retreat Center

Packing List

The following are items all attendees must bring, as they are not provided by the center. Please mark all personal belongings with your name, especially items you may leave in common areas such as the Buddha Hall or Sangha House:

  • Meditation cushion/bench
  • Personal water bottle
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Shawl/blanket (cool in the evenings)
  • Poison oak protection
  • Personal toiletries: Please bring unscented and biodegradable products, including insect repellant, poison oak block, wipes, tissues and soaps.
  • Comfortable walking shoes and/or sandals that can easily be taken on and off (shoes are not permitted in the Buddha Hall or Shrine Room). Remember that you will be walking to the teachings, campground and meals on trails that can be dusty and uneven.
  • Choose clothing you can layer depending on variable temperatures: t-shirts, vests, sweaters, long pants to protect legs, socks …
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Rangjung Yeshe Chantbook (if available)

Optional Though Recommended:

  • Ground mat for possible outdoor meditation sessions
  • Swimsuit, towel, river shoes or sandals
  • Katak (prayer scarf) for final day’s offering
  • Daypack for hikes or river use
  • Raincoat or small folding umbrella (just in case!)

Items for Campers:

  • Tent, tarp and ground cover, rain fly
  • Towel
  • Sleeping bag, pad or air mattress, pillow
  • Optional camping items: bear box (if you need to keep food); slip-on rubber sandals for showers; biodegradable laundry soap, bucket, clothesline.

Two shops in Santa Rosa rent tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads:

REI: 707-540-9025, www.rei.com
Sonoma Outfitters: 707-528-1920, www.sonomaoutfitters.com

Please Do NOT Bring

  • Pets
  • Firearms or other weapons
  • Camp stoves (no fires allowed)
  • Illegal drugs/alcohol
  • Candles, incense, matches
  • Scented products

Linen sets containing sheets, pillow case, blanket and towel are available for rent at Gomde for $15

The following are items all attendees must bring, as they are not provided by the center. Please mark all personal belongings with your name, especially items you may leave in common areas such as the Buddha Hall or Sangha House: Optional Though Recommended: Items for Campers: Two shops in Santa Rosa rent tents, sleeping bags and sleeping pads:
REI: 707-540-9025, www.rei.com Sonoma Outfitters: 707-528-1920, www.sonomaoutfitters.com
Please Do NOT Bring Linen sets containing sheets, pillow case, blanket and towel are available for rent at Gomde for $15