Located in the beautiful forested mountains of Northern California, Gomde California was founded by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. This remote retreat center offers the perfect environment for both new students and long-time practitioners to deepen their understanding of the Buddha’s teachings through study, contemplation, and meditation.
With an emphasis on the Chokling Tersar lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, Gomde California’s diverse programs present the complete Buddhist path, including the foundational teachings of the Buddha, the Mahayana teachings on emptiness and compassion, and the profound instructions of the Vajrayana.
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The heart of Gomde California is our wide range of Dharma programs, taking place on-site and online all year roundLearn About Our Programs
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