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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.


Gomde Cooperstown Online Classes and Activities


Beginning April 15, 2021

The Essence of Buddhism by Traleg Rinpoche

An introductory book on Tibetan Buddhism—looks at its subject from the perspective of the three traditional “vehicles”: the Hinayana, the Mahayana, and the Vajrayana. These divisions are often presented as a historical development, but here Traleg Kyabgon equates them with the attitudes that we bring to our Buddhist practice.

The Essence of Buddhism serves as a handbook for the various meditative approaches of Buddhist practice.

The book is currently available for order via the publisher, Shambhala Publications, and wherever books are sold online. 

Gomde Cooperstown is pleased to announce the The Essence of Buddhism by will be the ongoing subject of Thursday and Friday classes.

To register, select:

Beginning Thursday April 15, 2021, 6-7:30pm EDT

Beginning Friday April 16, 2021, 11-12:30pm EDT


Practice Opportunity

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, 6 – 7pmEDT

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown

2021 Group Retreat Programs

As we continue to monitor the public health situation with the hopes of resuming our summer residential retreat programs as soon as we can.

For now our online weekly classes continue to go on. For more information contact us.


Lotus in Gomde Pond
Lotus in Gomde Pond

2021 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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