Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center Cooperstown NY

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center or Gomde Cooperstown is dedicated to the study of meditation and Tibetan Buddhism. We offer weekly meditation and Buddhism classes as well as longer term practice opportunities during our summer retreats. Situated on 25 acres in the rolling hills of upstate NY, the natural beauty of our surroundings provides a perfect backdrop for our study and practice of meditation and the Tibetan Buddhism wisdom tradition. Here, each of us practices to develop compassion, both for others and for ourselves.

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center is a year round teaching and retreat center. Our spiritual directors are lineage holders in the Kagyu and Nyingma traditions, specifically the lineage of Chokgyur Lingpa: Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.

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2020 Weekly Video Meetings

Due to COVID-19 concerns and following public health directives we are closing our temple and campus to visitors but continuing to offer meditation and instruction via Zoom teleconferencing:

  • Welcoming the UnwelcomeTuesdays 6-7pm
  • Progressive Stages of Meditation on Emptiness Thursdays 6-7:30pm and Fridays 11-12:30pm
  • The Heart of Compassion: The Thirty Seven Verses on the Practice of a Bodhisattva – Sundays 11-12:30pm

These classes are free to all.

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown

2020 Retreat Programs

During the summer we host more intensive workshops and practice retreats which are led by visiting teachers from the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages.

This year, due to health and economic considerations, we will not be hosting our annual summer retreats. Instead we are working with our teachers to develop online at-home retreats.

With the help of our sister organizations, Samye Institute and Lhasey Lotsawa Translations and Publications, we have planned two online global retreats with Tulku Mingmar.

  • May 23-May 27Trinle Nyingpo Sadhana Online Retreat

This retreat has ended. Thank you to all who participated! To be informed of future virtual retreats, please subscribe to our mailing list.

  • May 30-June 1 – Mahamudra Online Retreat

REGISTRATION CLOSED for Mahamudra Retreat. Thank you!

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