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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.


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

Tukdrup Gongpa Kundu
Nepal: Guru Rinpoche Day, November 24th, 8:00 am – 11:00 am USA: Tuesday November 23rd, 9:15pm-11:15pm, Eastern Time
Support Place: Asura Cave–Pharping, Nepal. 
On this upcoming Guru Rinpoche day, November 24th, we will continue our series of tsok bum with another 100,000 ganachakra feast offerings. Samye Institute invites everyone to join us in this practice of accumulating merit and purifying obstacles for the benefit of all sentient beings.
More information available at Samye Institute.

Gomde Cooperstown Online Classes and Activities


New Book and New Class

Phakchok Rinpoche
Phakchok Rinpoche

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 order via the publisher, Shambhala Publications, and wherever books are sold online. 

In conjunction with the release of his new book, Gomde Cooperstown is pleased to announce that Rinpoche’s book will be the ongoing subject of Thursday and Friday classes. To register, select:

Thursday,December 3, 6-7:30pmEDT

Friday, December 4, 11-12:30pmEDT


New Practice Time

Guru Rinpoche
Guru Rinpoche

Trinle Nyingpo Sadhana

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice the Trinle Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 12 noon. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us on Zoom.


the auspicious knot - Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Introduction to Meditation

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced alike, with meditation instruction available on request.  It is an opportunity to come together as a virtual group and support each other in meditation.

Gomde Online Meditation Meetings Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Tuesdays 6 – 7pm

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.

To receive all updates to class and retreats schedules