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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.


NEW: Trinle Nyingpo Practice Retreat from Friday August 6 – Sunday August 15 at Gomde Cooperstown

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown

We welcome all fully vaccinated students who have the Trinle Nyingpo empowerment to join us in practice and celebration as we reopen our temple and grounds with this retreat program.


Current Class Offerings:

Please note that there will be no classes during our Retreat from August 6-15. Students and visitors are requested not to visit during this time.

We welcome all students who are fully vaccinated to join us in our classes at 412 Glimmerglen Rd Cooperstown NY!


Introduction to Meditation

the auspicious knot - Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

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.

Combined Zoom and Gomde 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 (combined Zoom and in person) teaching by Matthew Zalichin

Friday (combined Zoom and in person) teaching by Matthew Zalichin


Trinle Nyingpo Online Sadhana Practice

Guru Rinpoche

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 Gomde Cooperstown only


2021 Personal Retreats

Gomde retreat cabin

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.

To receive all updates to all class and retreats schedules


Global Activities:

Lame Tukdrup Barche Kunsel

The Guru’s Heart Practice, Dispeller of All Obstacles

September 16, 10:15pm-12:15am EDT(New York)