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.

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.


July 24, 2020 Chokhor Duchen The First Turning of the Wheel of Dharma

One of the most important days in the Tibetan Buddhist calendar, Chokhor Duchen celebrates the Buddha Shakyamuni’s first teaching at Deer Park, India, 2600 years ago. On this occasion he taught the Four Noble Truths, explaining the path of the cessation of suffering and liberation into nirvana.

On this day, the effects of all actions are multiplied 100,000 times! So remember especially to practice compassion and kindness and avoid anger and selfishness.

Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche
H.E. Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche

July 29, 2020 Gomde Cooperstown celebrates Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche’s birthday!

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,   Samye Institute offers an introductory Mahamudra course with Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche entitled Path of Meditation Level One.

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.

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