Program Description

Private Retreat at Gomde California

Open Dates

Click here to see photos of our new Manjushri Cabin!

The wild beauty of Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California is an ideal environment for personal meditation practice. The waters of Eel River and Cedar creek flow through stands of fir and redwood, and ever-changing light pours into the river valley. The natural environment of Gomde California supports a sense of awe and renunciation in our residents. In addition to the splendid setting, many Tibetan masters have blessed the land with their practice and realization. We encourage serious Buddhist practitioners who are studying under the guidance of an authentic teacher to apply for private retreat at Gomde California.

Private Retreat Facilities

Year-Round

Gomde California is now delighted to offer you four different options for private retreat, all with varying availability and amenities. One year-round option is our brand-new Manjushri Cabin. This cabin comes with a twin-bed and dresser, shrine space, kitchen with a dual-burner stove and mini-fridge, and an attached bathroom with shower. Visit our Private Retreat page for images of this delightful retreat space.

The other option is our Tara Cottage, which is perched above the banks of the Eel River. This large space comes with a queen-size bed, full kitchen equipped with a large refrigerator and a four-burner stove-top oven, as well as an attached bathroom with shower.

Summer Months (May 31–Sept 20)

In the summer months (after Memorial Day and through the end of September), we have three additional options, each of which comes with bed, dresser, and ample practice space. Each of these options necessitate use of the Shower House for bathing and toilet, and the Translator Tent, which features a small two-burner stove, two fridges, and a storage lockers for food.

  • The first of these options is our Cliff Retreat Hut. Perched high above the Eel River, this small cabin affords magnificent views of Jade Lagoon and the surrounding mountains.
  • Situated in a small grove beside our Buddha Hall, our Studio is another small yet comfortable cabin with included electrical connections and convenient access to the Translator Tent.
  • Finally, we have a few well-appointed Tent Cabins available in our spacious campground, near our new Shower House facility.
  • You are also welcome to use your own camping gear and stay in our campground, with access to our Shower House facility.

Each of these options has its unique benefits, and if you have any questions regarding which will best suit your needs, please feel free to contact us at programs@gomdeca.org.

Private Retreat Rates:

There is a minimum two-night stay for private retreats. For retreats of one week or longer, trips to the grocery can be provided on a weekly basis (the cost of food to be paid by the retreatant). Our rates also include cabin supplies like propane (for the Tiny Home), cleaning supplies, and fresh towels and sheets. The rates are as follows:

Tara Cottage: $85 per night

Manjushri Cabin: $75 per night

Studio: $55 per night

Tent Cabin: $45 per night

Personal Camping: Donation-based up to 5 nights. $25 per night thereafter.

Long-stay Discounts:

2–5 nights: Standard rate.

One week: 15% discount.

Two weeks: 20% discount.

Three weeks: 25% discount.

One month or more: 30% discount.

Application Process:

Gomde California is currently adhering to special Covid-19 protocols. Our staff will send information on these health guidelines before your retreat, to help your stay be as safe and as fruitful as possible. Note that there will be no group programs available this summer, so please plan on a self-directed retreat experience.

To apply for private retreat at Gomde California, simply click “Register Now” and fill out the information requested. This process helps ensure that we can best serve your aspirations for practice. You are welcome to ask any questions about the retreat before applying by sending a message to programs@gomdeca.org.