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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Instructions on Fivefold Mahamudra

With Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche

July 3 - 7, 2024

The Instructions on the Fivefold Mahamudra composed by the Omniscient Chökyi Jungné is a deeply significant teaching for Mahamudra practitioners. It offers a direct and immediate framework for practicing the Kagyu tradition’s highest form of meditation in both formal practice sessions and post-meditation. Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche has taught this text several times at Gomde, with increasingly more direct instruction. Join us as Rinpoche leads us through an exploration of these truly profound teachings.

Program Highlights

Exploring the Depths of the Instructions on the Fivefold Mahamudra: Journey into the heart of Mahamudra practice as Tsangsar Tulku Rinpoche unfolds the transformative wisdom embedded in the Instructions on the Fivefold Mahamudra. Gather in the serene ambiance of Gomde California’s Buddha Hall to hear teachings and engage in practices that have the power to liberate negative emotions.

Community Meditation Sessions: Deepen your meditation practice alongside fellow Dharma practitioners in communal sessions led by Tsangsar Rinpoche and Gomde’s resident practitioners.

Wholesome Vegetarian Meals: Savor three delectable vegetarian meals each day, thoughtfully prepared with locally sourced, fresh ingredients to nourish both body and mind.

Immersive Nature Retreat: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of Gomde California amidst the natural beauty of Mendocino County. Enjoy rejuvenating swims and connect with nature in the serene forest retreat.

Integration Day: Sunday is dedicated to integrating the teachings received during the retreat. Engage in guided meditations, contemplative walks, and group discussions to internalize the wisdom of the Instructions on the Fivefold Mahamudra.


Program Details

Duration: Four nights, from Wednesday (July 3) to Sunday (July 7).

Location: Gomde California, nestled amidst the scenic coastal mountains of Mendocino County.

Accommodation: Choose from a variety of on-site lodging options or explore off-site accommodations in local hotels or Airbnbs.

Facilities: Access to the Buddha Halls, communal spaces, shower facilities, and outdoor recreational areas.

Prerequisites: Open to practitioners of all levels, from beginners to seasoned practitioners.

Service Opportunities: All participants are invited to contribute through service-practice during the program. If physical service isn’t feasible due to specific circumstances, please contact us at

Online Participation:

If you wish to attend the program online you may register here:

Scholarships: Limited scholarships based on financial need are available. For inquiries, reach out to

*Cancellations made 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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