Full Program: Annual Seminar with Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
With Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
August 3 - 11, 2023
We are deeply delighted to welcome our precious teacher, Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, back to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California for nine days of teaching this August 2023. After three years, it will be truly wonderful to gather as a community with Rinpoche at our magnificent spiritual home.
This page includes the description for the Full Program: August 3rd – 11th, 2023.
Not able to attend the full nine-days? Register at these links for:
- Part 1: Gateway to Buddhist Practice — August 3rd – 6th, 2023
- Part 2: Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature — August 5th – 11th, 2023
- The Ocean of Amrita Puja (Ngakso) — August 6th, 2023
Check-in will begin on Thursday, August 3rd, at 3:00 pm, followed by dinner and an evening teaching with one of our lamas from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling. Rinpoche will begin teaching the morning of August 4th, and the program will continue through the morning of August 11th. The Ocean of Amrita puja will take place all day on August 6th.
The Ocean of Amrita Puja (Ngakso)
Rinpoche will preside over the Ocean of Amrita puja for the repairing of broken commitments on Sunday, August 6th. To register to attend the puja only: click here
We will request Rinpoche to bestow several empowerments pertaining to Gomde California’s primary practices of the Three Roots. Empowerments will take place during the second half of the Full Program (Part 2: Directly Meeting Your Buddha Nature).
For those attending the Full Program, the following accommodation options are available:
- Deluxe Tent Cabins (with option to book for two people)
- Single Basic Tent with Bed
- Rent a Self-Setup Tent with Sleeping Pad
To learn more about each lodging option for the Full Program, click “Register Now.”
If you wish to stay off-site, we encourage you to check with local hotels around Gomde California well in advance. Here are links to several options:
- Big Bend Lodge
- Royal Tree Villas
- Redwood River Resort
- Benbow Historic Inn (about 25 minutes from Gomde)
You may also consider renting an AirBnB in the Leggett area, though we encourage you to do thorough research on your rental before arriving.
Work-Exchange and Scholarships
A lot of work and generous financial support go into running and developing a retreat center of Gomde California’s size (around 275 acres!). Despite Gomde California’s high operating costs, the administration continuously strives to create conditions for everyone to be able to connect with and study the authentic Dharma. We have several Work-Exchange and Scholarship opportunities for sangha member who wish to attend the teachings at a significantly discounted rate. If you are interested in a work-exchange or scholarship for this nine-day period, please write to email@example.com.
Additionally, we are looking for a couple of volunteers for the entire summer through Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s seminar. Areas of need include: housekeeping, kitchen support, and grounds maintenance. If you are interested in volunteering for the summer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to warmly welcoming our sangha members, and new folks from all backgrounds, to the splendid retreat land of Gomde California. Kyabje Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche sends his love and blessings to all of us.
Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche is a world-renowned teacher and meditation master in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. He was born in Tibet in 1951 as the oldest son of his mother Kunsang Dechen, a devoted Buddhist practitioner, and his father Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, an accomplished master of Buddhist meditation. As a young child, Chokyi Nyima—“Sun of the Dharma”—was recognized as the 7th incarnation of the Tibetan meditation master Gar Drubchen. In 1959, following the Chinese occupation of Tibet, Rinpoche’s family fled to India where Rinpoche spent his youth studying under some of Tibetan Buddhism’s most illustrious masters, such…
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