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.

In 2020, we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the parinirvana of the Great Tertön, Chokgyur Lingpa.

His cycle of revealed treasures, the Chokling Tersar, is widely revered and practiced today in various monasteries worldwide. In this commemorative year, we are inviting everyone near and far to recite the Six Vajra Lines, discovered by Chokgyur Lingpa himself. This supplication brings about immense blessings.

Global Activities

Third Tsok Bum Series
Guru Rinpoche

Third Tsok Bum Series: Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik (The Lake-Born Guru’s Heart Essence)

Guru Rinpoche Day, September 26th8:00 am – 11:00 am Nepal
Support Place: Asura Cave–Pharping, Nepal. 
On this upcoming Guru Rinpoche day, September 26th, we will continue our series of tsok bum with another 100,000 ganachakra feast offerings. Samye Institute invites all Dharma brothers and sisters to join us in this practice of accumulating merit and purifying obstacles for the benefit of all sentient beings.
For this tsok bum of Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik, we are delighted to share with you a short biography of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, who revealed the Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik, along with a short introduction to this practice.
You can learn more about the Guru Tsokyé Nyingtik Tsok Bum here in English. Here you will find more information on Tsok Bums, and teaching from Phakchok Rinpoche on how to approach this practice.

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche

New Book: In the Footsteps of Bodhisattvas: Buddhist Teachings on the Essence of Meditation

We are happy to announce the book release of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings based on the King of Meditation Sutra (Samadhi Raja). The book is currently available for pre-order via the publisher, Shambhala Publications, and wherever books are sold online. The official release date is October 27, 2020.

Local Activities

the auspicious knot - Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

2020 Weekly Video Meetings

During this challenging time, we are continuing to offer meditation and instruction via Zoom teleconferencing while our temple and campus are closed to the public.

  • Meditation Tuesdays 6-7pm
  • Buddha Nature and Mahamudra 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 Group Retreat Programs

Our 2020 Global group retreats Trinle Nyingpo Sadhana Online Retreat and Mahamudra Online Retreat with Tulku Mingmar have ended. Thank you to all who participated!

We continue to monitor the public health situation with the hopes of resuming our summer residential retreat programs as soon as we can.

2020 Personal Retreats

Our beautiful 25 acre campus with 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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