Nestled in the forested hills of Mendocino County, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California protects and disseminates the living wisdom of Tibetan Buddhism as applied to the modern world. This secluded retreat center nurtures the heart essence of the Dzogchen lineage: teachings of startling power and clarity, considered the highest in Tibetan Buddhism.
Gomde’s many teaching programs explore the entire Buddhist path, as it is included within the supreme vehicle of Dzogchen. Stabilise your meditation … deepen your understanding of the Buddhist Dharma … discuss your practice with modern-day meditation masters.
Gomde’s pristine retreat center welcomes newcomers and longtime practitioners alike, with teachings on how to access the innate wisdom and compassion present in each one of us.
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde was founded in 1998 by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche at the wish of his late father Tulku Urgyen, one of the great meditation masters of modern times. Our annual summer program features teachings and meditation instruction with masters from the Chokling Tersar tradition. Newcomers to Buddhism as well as long-time practitioners are welcome to join in studying, practicing and discussing the teachings. In addition to summer teachings, activities at Gomde include feast offerings and other rituals, work parties, and opportunities for individual retreat.