Welcome to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Meditation Center, Cooperstown NY

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center is situated amid the scenic rolling hills of central New York. This natural beauty provides a perfect space for the study and practice of meditation derived from the Buddhist teachings. Each of us is encouraged to develop compassion, both for others and for ourselves, through these practices.

Founded in 2008 by Tibetan Buddhist Teachers Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche,  Rangjung Yeshe Gomde is developing into a thriving teaching and retreat center.

Meditation classes are offered several times per week throughout the year.  From May to October we offer more intensive workshops and retreat programs taught by the spiritual head of Gomde Cooperstown, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche and other visiting teachers.


Current Class Schedule

The Dharma Stream class today, Sunday November 20 is cancelled due to the snow!  Today is Lha Bab Duchen, when the Buddha descended from Tushita heaven after teaching his mother there for three months.  It is said that the effects of all our actions on this day are multiplied 10 million times, so it is a good day to do some extra meditation while looking out at the snow!  I will be in our classroom at 11 in case anyone wants to practice here, but we won’t have the Dharma Stream video.

And the Great Stupa at Boudhanath, Nepal was re-consecrated today!

Yours in Dharma, Matthew

Our winter Buddhist classes will meet in the office/shop in the large barn at 412 Glimmerglen Rd. in Cooperstown 

Tuesdays, 6-7 pm, Introduction to Meditation, at the Bassett Hospital Chapel, which is in the main building 

Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, Dharma Stream 2: Eightfold Path of Mind Training*, in our shop at Glimmerglen Rd.

Fridays, 11am-12:30pm, Sadhana Meditation Class, in our shop at Glimmerglen Rd.

Sundays, 11am-12:30pm, Dharma Stream 2: Eightfold Path of Mind Training*, in our shop at Glimmerglen Rd.

Further announcements soon!

* for students that finished the Dawn of Dharma teachings (as was taught last spring). If anyone new is interested in starting a group for Dharma Stream 1: Dawn of Dharma teachings, please contact us!

Our main presentation of Buddhadharma continues to be the Dharma Stream video program, now expanded to Oneonta, with Gail Phillips facilitating!   If you would like to host a group of 3 or more, which might be particularly welcome in the winter months, please get in touch with Matthew Zalichin.

Class suggested donation $10-12

 For more information, please call Matthew Zalichin at 607-547-5051.