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.

HE Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche Retreat has been canceled.

We are sorry to inform the cancellation of the October 2016 Guru Dewa Chenpo retreat with HE Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche.

We apologize for the late notice, but Rinpoche has been advised by his doctors to curtail his travel.  We know that you will join us in continuing to pray for Rinpoche’s long life and for the unfolding of his many activities to benefit beings.

We look forward to welcoming Chokling Rinpoche back to Gomde Cooperstown in the future, and hope that all of you can join us at that time.

Fall Class Schedule

All our classes and events will be in our main shrine room through October 16 so you can see our fabulous new collection of statues, shrines, and artwork…come check it out before the snow falls! 

Tuesdays, 6-7 pm, Introduction to Meditation

Thursdays, 6-7:30pm, Dharma Stream 2: Eightfold Path of Mind Training*

Fridays, 11am-12:30pm, Sadhana Meditation Class

Sundays, 11am-12:30pm, Dharma Stream 2: Eightfold Path of Mind Training*

* Both Dharma Stream classes are 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!

After October 16, the main presentation of Buddhadharma will continue to be the Dharma Stream video program, but we will be expanding the effort by having it in many locations other than Gomde: a public venue in Oneonta, and in people’s homes in Cooperstown and elsewhere.  Gail Phillips will be coordinating the effort, particularly for more distant locations (Cobleskill, Norwich, Albany?), so please get in touch with Matthew Zalichin or her if you have any ideas about where we could present this video series.

Then of course we’ll try to give you full details of a winter schedule with all the possible locations, times, etc.  This is one way to develop patience…waiting for these situations to evolve as your favorite meditation center grows into adolescence!

Class suggested donation $10-12

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