Program Description

  • Commuter Registration (w/out onsite lodging) – $250.00
  • Registration + Camping – $290.00
  • Tent Cabins (Private Retreat) – $430.00
  • Forest Retreat Cabin – $650.00
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The Four Truths of the Noble Ones

With Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche

June 12 - 16, 2024

The Four Truths of the Noble Ones are foundational teachings, articulated by Siddhartha Gautama, the historical Buddha, as the framework for understanding the nature of existence and the path to liberation from suffering. Join us, as we dive deep into these teachings under the guidance of Tsangsar Rinpoche, an authentic Buddhist teacher.

Program Highlights:

  1. Extensive Teachings on the Four Noble Truths: Dive deep into the foundational teachings of Buddhism with Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche as he elucidates the profound wisdom of the Four Truths of the Noble Ones, offering insights and practices to integrate into your daily life.
  2. Morning and Evening Community Practice: Engage in communal practice sessions, enhance your meditation and deepen your connection with  fellow dharma practitioners under the guidance of Tsangsar Rinpoche.
  3. Delicious Vegetarian Meals: Enjoy three delectable vegetarian meals per day, prepared with fresh, locally sourced ingredients to nourish both body and soul.
  4. Nature Immersion: Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of Gomde California during the summer season. Enjoy leisurely swims in the river, explore scenic hiking trails, and bask in the tranquility of our secluded forest retreat environment.
  5. Integration Day: Sunday will be dedicated to practice, allowing you to reflect on and integrate the teachings and practices shared throughout the retreat. Engage in guided meditations, contemplative walks, and group discussions to deepen your understanding and embody the teachings.

Program Details:

  • Duration: Four nights, from Wednesday (June 12) to Sunday (June 16).
  • Location: Gomde California, nestled in the picturesque coastal mountains of Mendocino County.
  • Accommodation: Lodging options are available on-site via the registration page, or opt to stay off-site in a local hotel or airbnb.
  • Facilities: Access to the Buddha Halls, communal spaces, showerhouse, and outdoor recreational areas.
  • Prerequisites: All levels of experience are welcome, from beginners to seasoned practitioners.

*All participants will be expected to engage in some service-practice. If you are unable to offer physical service for a particular reason, please write to us at


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Limited need-based scholarships are available. To inquire, please write

Cancellations within 3 weeks of the program’s start are subject to a $100 processing fee.



Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche
Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche was born in 197​5​. After finishing a three-year retreat, which he began at age 13, h​​e took on the responsibility of Retreat Master at the seat of his father and ancestors at Tsangsar Lha Lam Osel Ling. At the age of 17, ​Rinpoche received full ordination from Venerable Dil Yag Dabzang Rinpoche, and at the age of 18​ he​ was recognized ​by His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche ​as the fourth incarnation of Ngag Gy​ud ​Dh​argye Gyatso,​ who was a student of Situ Pema Nyiche​. ​ Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche spent several years studying and practicing at Ka-Nying Shedrub…
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