Program Description

  • Commuter Registration (w/out onsite lodging) – $575.00
  • Registration + Camping – $700.00
  • Registration + Single Basic Tent with Bed and Bedding – $900.00
  • Registration + Deluxe Tent Cabin (with option to book for two people) – $1,325.00
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Annual Seminar with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche 2024

With Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche

August 3 - 8, 2024

  1. We are thrilled to welcome our precious teacher, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, back to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California  from August 3rd – 8th, August 2024.


Check-in will begin on 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 enter the Buddha Hall the morning of August 4th and the program will continue through the morning of August 8th. The Ocean of Amrita puja will take place all day on Sunday, August 4th.

The Ocean of Amrita Puja (Ngakso)

Rinpoche will preside over the Ocean of Amrita puja for the repairing of broken commitments on Sunday, August 4th. Not able to attend the full seminar? Register for the Ngakso Puja:


We will request Rinpoche to bestow several empowerments during the program pertaining to Gomde California’s primary practices of the Three Roots.  Empowerment dates are pending.


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
  • Camping
  • Off-site accommodations

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:

Additional off-site options are available in the bottom half of the accommodations page on our site.

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 significant 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 members who wish to attend the teachings at a significantly discounted rate. If you are interested in a work-exchange please fill out this form:

If you are in need of a scholarship for these teachings, please write to

We look forward to warmly welcoming our sangha members, and new folks from all backgrounds, to the splendid retreat land of Gomde California. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche sends his love and blessings to all of us.


Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche
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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