The Tibetan Story of Tara

Have you been finding it difficult to get to a state of relaxation where you feel like you can actually meditate? If you need some extra help calming your mind before you practice, check out this short teaching about Tara by Khen Rinpoche. He provides an overview of how Tibetans traditionally

Published on May 21 03 : 01 PM

Looking Forward with Lama Tsomo

As we look forward to our cities and states slowly reopening, we may be asking ourselves: How do we move forward from here with presence and awareness?

Published on May 14 08 : 38 AM

Preparing for Reopening with Guidance from Khen Rinpoche

Greetings from Missoula, MT friends! We are currently in Phase 1 of reopening our beautiful state. While that may be cause for celebration for some, it is also cause for increased anxiety in others. I think I am somewhere in-between and unsure how to feel about it all. I am using this collection of

Published on May 07 02 : 26 PM

COVID-19 Care with Lama Tsomo Part 4

As the quarantine days continue to pass, I’m finding it more and more difficult to answer the question, “How are you doing?” When I take stock of my life, I have a job, food, shelter, security, health, and people I can at least call. Yet some days are just plain hard, and I struggle to allow myself

Published on Apr 30 08 : 32 AM

COVID-19 Care with Lama Tsomo Part 3

This is the third installment of a Q&A series with Lama Tsomo about how to stay grounded during these trying times.

Published on Apr 23 08 : 12 AM

COVID-19 Care with Lama Tsomo Part 2

  This is the second installment of a Q&A series with Lama Tsomo about how to navigate these trying times. We hope you find it helpful!

Published on Apr 16 09 : 00 AM

COVID-19 Care with Lama Tsomo Part 1

As we navigate the new world of COVID-19, most of us are looking for guidance and some tools to gain comfort. Staying informed about the virus is important, but it’s also important that we stay connected to each other and our practices. We’ve been asking Lama Tsomo lots of questions. This article

Published on Apr 09 08 : 00 AM

Be Brave: Awaken Your Heart-Mind

Whenever I am suffering from anything, whether heartbreak, sickness, or stress from the disease, one of my go-to practices is Tonglen— sending and receiving compassion. I find this practice to be of great importance during this time of physical distancing and heightened anxiety. The practice itself

Published on Apr 02 03 : 10 PM

Comforting Words from Namchak Khen Rinpoche

Greetings to all of the students of the Namchak Community. Due to the current situation with COVID-19, everyone is experiencing great difficulties and as a result are facing tremendous fear, stress, and anxiety. I am sharing in your grief, am experiencing this with you, and am keeping you all in my

Published on Mar 30 03 : 17 PM

Compassion in Action Fellowship Update

Given the active Coronavirus developments and school closures, along with the many unknowns for the months ahead, we have decided to postpone the Compassion in Action Fellowship until the 2021 - 2022 academic year. 

Published on Mar 27 01 : 13 PM