Welcome to Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center, Cooperstown NY

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Meditation Center is situated amid the scenic rolling hills of central New York. This natural beauty provides a perfect space for the study and practice of meditation derived from the Buddhist teachings. Each of us is encouraged to develop compassion, both for others and for ourselves, through these practices.

Founded in 2008 by Tibetan Buddhist Teachers Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, Chökyi Nyima Rinpoche and Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, Rangjung Yeshe Gomde is developing into a thriving teaching and retreat center.

Meditation classes are offered several times per week throughout the year. From May to September we offer more intensive workshops and retreat programs taught by the spiritual head of Gomde Cooperstown, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche and other visiting teachers.

Summer Events

An Introduction to Tibetan for Practitioners: June 26th – July 8th

This two-week course will be an introduction to the lengthier course to be offered on Samye Institute beginning Fall 2018. It is intended for practitioners who wish to feel a deeper connection with the texts ...
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Dawn of Dharma: Introduction to Meditation with Tulku Migmar Tsering – July 10th to 12th

Dawn of Dharma is an experiential and practical presentation of key points of the Buddha’s teachings. Phakchok Rinpoche conceived of this program as he saw the need for both new and seasoned practitioners alike to ...
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Mahāmudrā Teachings & Retreat with Phakchok Rinpoche – July 13th to 18th

Mahāmudrā instructions are renowned as being short, precise, and easy to practice. In this retreat, Phakchok Rinpoche will explain how to traverse the path from the outset of the four mind-changings up until essential Mahāmudrā ...
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Mahāyoga Teachings & Retreat with Phakchok Rinpoche – July 20th to August 2nd

Phakchok Rinpoche started teaching the Nine Yanas Program in Gomde Cooperstown on 2009 and has continued to teach every year. For the first time, this year Rinpoche will give teachings for a week and then ...
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Shravaka and Pratyekabuddhayana Retreat – July 20th to July 24th

Phakchok Rinpoche started teaching the Nine Yanas Program in Gomde Cooperstown on 2009 and has continued every year. This year, new practitioners and those that attended the Shravakayana Program last year will learn and practice ...
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