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.

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:

Thursdays 6-7:30pm EST

Fridays 11-12:30pm EST

New Practice Time

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.

To register, select:

Wednesdays, 12:00-1:30pm EST

the auspicious knot - Rangjung Yeshe Gomde

Joy of Living: Introduction to Meditation

This meditation meeting is open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request. After meditation, we discuss readings from the Joy of Living by Mingyur Rinpoche.

Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of meditation.

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

To register, select:
Tuesdays, starting December 8, 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.

Lotus in Gomde Pond
Lotus in Gomde Pond

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.

Global Activities

Introduction of Student Pathways

Live Zoom Teachings from Phakchok Rinpoche on successive Saturdays in January and February 2021 on the different paths available to students.

Pema Khandro

Nepal: Guru Rinpoche Day, Saturday January 23, 8:00 am – 11:00 am USA Friday January 22th, 9:15pm-11:15pm, Eastern Time
Place: Asura Cave, Pharping, Nepal

 Pema Khandro (Kurukulle) Tsok:
Today, we welcome you to join us in a global feast offering accumulation of the Pema Khandro (Kurukulle). You may join the live-stream on YouTube, or follow along with the recording that we will share on Samye Institute’s Facebook page by noon Nepal time January 23rd (1:15AM EST New York Time January 23).

To receive all updates to class and retreats schedules