4 Guided Meditations to Invigorate Your Practice

Published on Sep 24 09 : 00 AM

When We Heal Ourselves, We Can Heal Others

Last week on Awakin Calls, Jacques Verduin, an expert in prison rehabilitation and Founding Director and Minister of Transformation of Insight-Out and Founder of its GRIP (Guiding Rage into Power) Program, and Lama Tsomo discussed how we can free ourselves from prisons of our own making. Their

Published on Sep 17 04 : 19 PM

3 Reasons To Do A Self-Directed Retreat

The need or desire to stay connected to what’s happening right now, to soak in all the information we can to make informed decisions, and to make sure we stay active in the world can cause us to feel burned out emotionally and mentally. While it can leave us feeling selfish, one of the best things

Published on Sep 10 09 : 17 AM

A Note of Encouragement for Parents

Back to school is often a frenzied time for families with children in school. Back to school looks a little different this year. For a lot of us, the normal excitement has been replaced with tough decision making and anxiety. How we wish we could provide a blanket solution for all parents juggling

Published on Sep 03 07 : 35 PM

A Collection of Walking Meditation Suggestions

Lama Tsomo and Khen Rinpoche describe mindfulness simply as remembering what we are doing. How often are we walking through life without paying attention to the fact that we are walking or taking in the sights around us? Often it seems that we are moving too fast to notice what we are doing. For

Published on Aug 27 02 : 14 PM

Our August Book Recommendations

Whether you’re looking for your next camping trip read or preparing your “to-be-read” pile for fall, here are three of Lama Tsomo’s most recent book recommendations.

Published on Aug 20 09 : 00 AM

Intellectualization

In-tel-lec-tu-al-iz-a-tion. Now try saying that quickly a few times in a row. Aside from being difficult to pronounce, intellectualization can cause difficulties in our personal lives, our communities, and our world. So, what is it besides a word with too many syllables? A simple definition from

Published on Aug 13 11 : 54 AM

The Ripple Effects of Implicit Bias

Let’s talk about implicit bias. First, the definition: Implicit biases are the thoughts and feelings we hold towards others that are unconscious or mistaken. This means we’re very conditioned to see the world in ways that allow us to easily maneuver and navigate in society. Whatever biases are

Published on Aug 06 08 : 57 AM

4 Reasons to Attend a Namchak Virtual Retreat.

With the way of the world in a state of constant flux these days, it’s important to focus on our mental and physical wellbeing. One way of doing that is by attending an online meditation retreat with Namchak, where you have access to incredible teachers and important teachings from the comfort of

Published on Jul 30 09 : 00 AM

The Reality of Spiritual Bypassing

Let’s begin with a simple definition from Wikipedia, spiritual bypassing is a "tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid facing unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds, and unfinished developmental tasks". The term was introduced in the early 1980s by John

Published on Jul 23 02 : 11 PM