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: Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.
Current Class Offerings:
Due to the high level of community transmission in Otsego county, the following changes to the class schedule will be effective immediately 8.16.21:
- All Tuesday, Thursday and Friday classes will be on Zoom only. Registration links can be found below.
- For the Sunday class which is in the meditation barn, the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for all people, including those vaccinated as well as social distancing (6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you)
Many thanks for your understanding and patience during this time.
Introduction to Meditation
This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we will explore different topics and how to bring meditation to them.
Please join us as we come together as a virtual group and in person group to practice and further our understanding of meditation.
Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin
Gomde Introduction to Meditation is free to all.
The Essence of Buddhism
We look at the entire Buddhist path as taught by Traleg Rinpoche in The Essence of Buddhism.
Rinpoche presents the path from the perspective of the three traditional “vehicles”: the Hinayana, the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana. These divisions are often presented as a historical development, but here Traleg Kyabgon equates them with the attitudes that we bring to our Buddhist practice.
Thursday (Zoom only) teaching by Matthew Zalichin
Friday (Zoom only) teaching by Matthew Zalichin
Trinle Nyingpo Online Sadhana Practice
Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice the Trinle Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us.
Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.
Mahamudra and Dzogchen
Michael Friedman will be teaching at Gomde Cooperstown from the text The Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.
Sundays, 11:00 – 12:30pm EDT at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown.
All who are vaccinated are welcome. While in the meditation barn, the CDC recommends mask wearing indoors for all people, including those vaccinated as well as social distancing (6 feet apart from others who don’t live with you)
2021 Personal Retreats
Our beautiful 25 acre campus with retreat cabin, meditation hall, dining/kitchen facilities and bathhouse is available to individuals and groups who would like to deepen their meditation practice. For more information, please contact us.
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