Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center Cooperstown New York

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center or Gomde New York is dedicated to the study of meditation and Tibetan Buddhism, in the Chokling Tersar lineage. 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.

Our campus and Meditation Center remain closed to the public, except for Sunday teaching with Michael Friedman.

If you would like to visit, please call or text 607-547-5051 for current information on Covid protocols and our construction schedule.

We look forward to seeing you all soon!

Opportunities at Gomde New York!

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown is searching to fill two full-time staff positions: Head of Administration and Head of Grounds & Maintenance. Both jobs need people with enthusiasm, organizational skills, initiative, creativity, relevant technical skills. And most importantly, a firm commitment to developing Gomde so that it can expand its activities for all sentient beings and Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche’s students in particular is required.

  • Head of Administration is responsible for all administrative functions: finances, organizing programs, publicity, recruiting and supervising volunteers, etc.
  • Head of Grounds & Maintenance is responsible for maintaining all the buildings and grounds of Gomde’s 26-acre campus. This includes forestry and lawn care (mowing, weed whacking, etc.), seasonal opening and closing of buildings, organizing and supervising volunteers, and arranging for repairs by outside professionals if beyond the scope of their competence.The precise division of the various tasks outlined here is somewhat flexible depending on the experience, skills, and interests of the successful applicant(s). Therefore we encourage all interested parties to apply.

• Compensation includes housing, communica;ons (telephone, internet), a small stipend, attendance at all programs, and overall conditions to deepen your practice and understanding of the sublime Buddhadharma.

For further information, please contact us at [email protected] or telephone 607-547-5051

Samye Institute And Gomde New York Offer

The Nine Yanas: The Shravakayana

Samye Institute, in cooperation with Gomde New York is delighted to announce a new live Zoom course on the first of the Nine Yanas, the Shravakayana. This course will be taught by senior Instructor Matthew Zalichin, resident instructor at Gomde New York as well as Samye Institute’s senior monastic instructors.

Over 17 sessions, Matthew will guide us through the Foundational Vehicle where we will experience the simplicity and beauty of the first stages of the Buddhist path.

Each unit will be taught twice weekly. The first session begins on March 10 at 6-7:30PM Eastern Time, the second session will be on March 11 at 11AM-12:30PM Eastern Time. You do not need to attend both sessions, the content will be the same.

And Continuing at Gomde New York:

Radically Happy: Introduction to Meditation

For this new session of Introduction to Meditation, we are excited to be reading Phakchok Rinpoche and Erric Solomon’s Radically Happy: A User’s Guide to the Mind. Phakchok Rinpoche is the spiritual head of Gomde New York and in this book he offers us his insights into meditation practice.

Please join us as we come together as a virtual group to practice and further our understanding of ourselves and our lives through meditation. Our meditation meetings are open to all, beginner and advanced students alike, with meditation instruction available on request.

Zoom Only teaching with Matthew Zalichin

Gomde Introduction to Meditation is free to all.

Trinle Nyingpo English Sadhana Practice

Guru Rinpoche
Guru Rinpoche

Gomde Cooperstown will be offering students an opportunity to practice on Zoom the Trinle Nyingpo sadhana in English on Wednesdays at 11:30am EDT. All students with the empowerment are welcome to register to join us.

Zoom only. Led by Phakchok Rinpoche’s students.

Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind


Michael Friedman will be teaching at Gomde Cooperstown from Longchenpa’s Finding Rest in the Nature of the Mind ,Trilogy of Rest, Volume 1.

Sundays, 11:00 – 12:30pm EDT at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, 412 Glimmerglen Road, Cooperstown.

2022 Personal Retreats

Gomde retreat cabin

Our beautiful 25 acre campus has a retreat cabin, meditation hall, dining/kitchen facilities and bathhouse. They are available to individuals and groups who would like to deepen their meditation practice. For more information, please contact us.

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