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: Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche.

Happy Birthday Dalai Lama

July 6, 2020 Gomde Cooperstown celebrates the 85th Birthday of the Dalai Lama!

Also 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 in today’s era 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.

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:

  • Welcoming the UnwelcomeTuesdays 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 Retreat Programs

During the summer we host more intensive workshops and practice retreats which are led by visiting teachers from the Kagyu and Nyingma lineages.

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

For those who would were not able to attend the Mahamudra Online Retreat or who would like to receive further instruction on Mahamudra,  we are pleased to offer a temporary 25% discount on Samye Institute’s introductory Mahamudra course entitled Path of Meditation Level One and enter “pom2020” as the discount code.

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