Work Week and Teachings
- Rangjung Yeshe Gomde
- 66000 Drive Thru Tree Road, Leggett, CA 95585, USA
- May 17 - 27, 2019 (11 days)
- Participation in Work Week includes free food, lodging, and teachings. We gladly accept donations to help meet our costs.
About This Event
This year we are hosting a special 10-day Work Week in preparation for a busy summer of seminars and retreats. In particular, we invite our sangha members to join us in developing and beautifying the land for our 21stAnniversary celebration and teachings with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. We’ll be hanging prayer flags, painting the Lama House, building benches and tables, gardening, laying stone along the paths, hanging lanterns in the campgrounds, constructing a communal tent, and engaging in a whole host of preparatory activities.
As an offering to our volunteers, Khenpo Tsondru Sangpo from Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery will join us for 7 days of evening teachings during Work Week (May 18th– 25th), on a Madhyamika text of his choice. These teachings will outline the fundamental view of the Great Middle Way and are offered free of charge to our residents, staff, and volunteers. Come lend a strong hand during the day and an attentive ear at the night.
Please let us know you will be joining us through an email to (contact info blocked).
“There are incredible dharma blessings in every particle of Gomde … Such a spot is very, very rare to encounter in the world. The environment itself brings a great deal of peace and blessings to meditators here.” – Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche
Venue HighlightsGomde is located just off Highway 101 on the outskirts of the small town of Leggett, three and a half hours drive north of San Francisco. The beautiful Eel River winds through 250 acres of woodlands, meadows and bluffs, forming several very welcome swimming holes along its course. Peaceful walking trails meander through forests of fir, madrone, redwood and oak, opening onto stunning vistas of rugged beauty.
We offer Summer seminars with Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche, Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche, Phakchok Rinpoche and other beloved teachers. Gomde is also home to the Dharmachakara Translation Center, accredited through the Kathmandu University. DTC offers translator training and residencies.
AccommodationsDuring the summer, most of our guests stay in our beautiful campground. We offer quiet tent spaces and furnished tent cabins with easy access to our fully appointed bath house. We also offer limited accommodation in our River House, Gate House, Tara Cottage, and Retreat Hut, as well as dormitory style lodging in our Sangha House during the Winter months.
- Includes Meat
- Gluten Free
- Dairy Free
- Nut Free