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 September we offer more intensive workshops and retreat programs taught by the spiritual head of Gomde Cooperstown, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche and other visiting teachers.

 Our classes Thursday May 25, Friday May 26, and Sunday May 27 are cancelled due to Lama Tsering’s program on Impermanence.  Our standard weekly class schedule resumes Thursday June 1.

We are happy to announce the dates for our dear teacher Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche this summer:

Nine Yanas Program:

Mahayoga (Students that attended 2016 Retreat): August 2nd – August 8th

Shravakayana (New students): August 4th – August 8th


Level I, II, III: August 9th – August 12th

Tukdrub Barchey Kunsel Empowerments:

Sunday, August 13th.


Current Class Schedule

Tuesdays, 6-7 pmIntroduction to Meditation This class presents meditation practice from a secular perspective, and explores how it might relate to various aspects of our conventional lives, while giving opportunities to interact with others just starting out also. 

Thursdays, 6 – 7:30pm: Dharma Stream Video Series I  Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche’s introduction to the view, practice, and activities of the Buddhist path.  This class is highly recommended as an introduction to Buddhist meditation and to Phakchok Rinpoche’s teaching style.  It is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners.  

Fridays, 11am – 12:30pm: Selected Topics in Lineage and Devotion.  Is a teacher necessary?  What is the relationship between teachers and students?  Is non-theistic devotion possible?  We will explore these and other crucial Buddhist topics using Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche’s recent book, The Guru Drinks Burbon? as a primary source.  Facilitated by Michael Friedman.

Sundays, 11am – 12:30pm: Dharma Stream Video Series III  Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings on Gampopa’s Jewel Ornament of Liberation.  Facilitated by Michael Friedman.  

Class suggested donation $10-12
 For more information, please call Matthew Zalichin at 607-547-5051.