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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.

Spring Schedule

Learn to Meditate with Radically Happy!
Tuesdays 6 – 7pm,  at Bassett Hospital Chapel, 1 Atwell Rd, Cooperstown

Join us in meditation and discussion of the new book Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind  by Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon. The course will be taught by Matthew Zalichin, meditation instructor and teacher in residence at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown.

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Thursdays 6 – 7:30pm, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, 412 Glimmerglen Rd. Cooperstown

Buddhist practitioners have been guided by Gampopa’s classic text for a thousand years.  Rangjung Yeshe Gomde’s spiritual director Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, is teaching this text in detail, bringing it alive for our modern times.  This class is based on videos of Rinpoche’s teachings, and is facilitated by Matthew Zalichin.

Radically Happy: The User’s Guide to the Mind
Fridays 11am – 12:30pm, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, 412 Glimmerglen Rd. Cooperstown

Deceptively simple, yet profound, join us as we practice the meditation exercises in this new book written by our teacher Phakchok Rinpoche with Erric Solomon. Straightforwardly and without jargon, it shows how we can incorporate our own daily experiences into our spiritual path and awaken to how things truly are, yet is unabashedly traditional at the same time. This class will be facilitated by Matthew Zalichin.

The Jewel Ornament of Liberation
Sundays, 11am-12:30pm  Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, 412 Glimmerglen Rd. Cooperstown

Buddhist practitioners have been guided by Gampopa’s classic text for a thousand years.  Rangjung Yeshe Gomde’s spiritual director Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, is teaching this text in detail, bringing it alive for our modern times.  This class is based on videos of Rinpoche’s teachings, and is facilitated by meditation instructor Michael Friedman who has over 35 years meditation experience.