About Us


After 10 years of providing quality practice items within the grounds of Gomde California, a meditation and study center headed by Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, abbot of Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery (Kathmandu, Nepal), we are opening our U.S. branded Norbu store with services online. 

For over two decades Gomde has been home to the study and practice of the Buddha's advice and teachings. Offering retreat accommodation, summer intensives in Tibetan language and Buddhist studies, and courses with seasoned teachers, Gomde is fertile ground for the ripening and maturation of Buddhism in America.

With loving leadership and an enthusiastic team of developers, we aim to provide traditional wisdom for contemporary minds. To aid in our efforts, sustainability and comfort are amenities we wish to provide our residents and welcomed guests. Therefore, all of Norbu's profits directly support Gomde California's activities and development, ensuring that every opportunity for study, contemplation, and practice of Dharma is available. 

The Buddha's teachings encourage precision and attentiveness in all aspects of the yogi's life and practice, as such, we are happy to provide high quality items and substances which not only meet our own tradition's standards, but have been selected with careful attention to design and practicality.

Having close personal relationships with the individuals who skillfully craft our products, we recognize the value and warmth that comes with supporting our experienced creators through fair trade.

With any purchase, you shall enhance your own practice, inspire further development of Gomde California, support the thousands of students and practitioners who visit our center, and show your appreciation for Buddhist artisans and craftsmen around the world.

May love and wisdom flourish forever more!