Programs

Shakyamuni Sadhana in Translation and Practice

With Catherine Dalton

Open Dates
At the express wish of Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, long-time translator and Rangjung Yeshe Institute faculty member Dr. Catherine Dalton will lead an online course focused on "The Treasury of Blessings" sadhana of Shakyamuni Buddha. Composed by Jamgön Mipham Rinpoche's (1846-1912) and widely considered to be a "mind-treasure" (gongter), this sadhana is both poetically rich in composition and totally complete in its practical framework. Furthermore, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche has extensively praised its qualities and provided teachings to unfold its depths. This course will proceed in two parts. In the first part we will engage in a linguistic approach to the sadhana…

Online Treasury of Blessings Practice

With Lama Kunzang Drolma

January 14 - April 18, 2021
Join our online practice of the Shakyamuni Buddha sadhana from home! Since the spring, Gomde California has been streaming our Treasury of Blessings practice sessions on Sunday mornings. We are now offering it on Zoom—a perfect opportunity for our community to come together and reconnect with this essential practice, led by Lama Kunzang Drolma.

Private Retreat at Gomde California

Open Dates
Click here to see photos of our Private Retreat facilities 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 pine, 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…

Unconditional Love as a Doorway into—and Reflex of—the Nature of Mind

With Lama John Makransky

March 6, 2021
This day-long retreat will explore ways of accessing and settling into our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism. We will learn how to participate in an empowering field of loving, spiritual connection, and so become increasingly receptive to the unconditioned openness, wisdom and compassionate energy of our essential nature—known in the Buddhist tradition as buddha nature. Parts of us, often unconsciously, prevent us from becoming more fully receptive to such qualities of awakening. This is true even for long-time practitioners. To address that, we will focus on ways that the healing powers of our buddha nature can…