2019 Summer Programs

June 28 – July 24, 2019

At the invitation of Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche…
Khenpo, Sonam Topgyal Rinpoche and Tulku Migmar Tsering will be leading retreats at Rangjung Yeshe Gomde Cooperstown during Summer 2019.


June 28th- July 3rd:  Mahāmudrā Levels 1 and 2 & Ngöndro Retreat with Tulku Migmar Tsering

During this practice-oriented retreat, participants will receive instruction on Mahāmudrā meditation from video screenings of a selection of Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche’s teachings for Mahāmudrā level 1 and 2. Based on this, Venerable Tulku Migmar will give further personalized advice and guide the retreatants in their practice. Tulku la will also be offering optional ngöndro (preliminary practices) instructions according to the Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel), the main guru cycle of the New Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa (Chokling Tersar) lineage.

July 5th to 7th: Teachings by Khenpo Sönam Tobgyal Rinpoche on Khenpo Ngakchung’s Guide to the Words of My Perfect Teacher

We are honored to receive Khenpo Sönam Tobgyal Rinpoche from Riwoche Toronto for a three-day teaching retreat. Rinpoche will teach on Khenpo Ngakchung’s commentary to Paltrül Rinpoche’s Words of My Perfect Teacher, the seminal Nyingma commentary on the preliminary practices. Khenpo Sonam Tobgyal Rinpoche was a close student of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche, one of Phakchok Rinpoche’s main teachers. This is the first of a three-year series of teachings by Khenpo Sonam Rinpoche on this precious text.

July 10th to 17th: Trinlé Nyingpo Sādhana Ritual Course with Tulku Migmar

During this first sādhana ritual course to be held in Cooperstown, Tulku Migmar will teach the main points of practice of the Yoga of Essential Activity for the Dispeller of All Obstacles (Tukdrup Barché Künsel Trinlé Nyingpo). Tulku la will explain, in detail, the meaning of each liturgy and its accompanying visualizations for the main practice as well as cleansing offerings (sang), gathering offerings (tsok), and protector libations (solka). His instructions will also cover the ritual traditions of chant melodies, mudrās, torma making, shrine arrangements, and musical instruments. The Yoga of Essential Activity is the concise version of the main guru sādhana for the Dispeller of All Obstacles cycle, the main practice cycle of the New Treasures of Chokgyur Lingpa (Chokling Tersar) tradition.

July 18th to 24th: Retreat Program with Tulku Migmar

Extend your stay at Gomde to spend more time in practice, in whatever practice you choose Mahamudra, Ngondro, Concise Daily Practice under the guidance of Tulku Migmar in either group discussion or private interviews.