A Conversation Between Lama Tsomo and Konda Mason: Allyship vs. Partnering

The following blog is an excerpt from a conversation between Lama Tsomo and Konda Mason on June 6, 2020. Konda Mason is a dear friend of Lama Tsomo’s, an accomplished businesswoman, community organizer, activist, and meditation teacher.

Published on Jul 02 09 : 00 AM

Words of Encouragement

This week we are sharing a meaningful article by our friend, Joshua Gorman. Joshua is on the Namchak Advisory Board and is coordinating the Campus Ambassadors Program along with the Namchak team. He is also awriter, changemaker, youth worker, community builder, founder of Generation Waking Up, and

Published on Jun 25 09 : 19 AM

Campus Ambassadors Program

Students today are facing complex challenges like no other generation before. We are excited to be launching a new program for college & university students to help them learn meditation practices, build community, and engage in social change.

Published on Jun 18 09 : 15 AM

Black Lives Matter: Solidarity & Support

We at Namchak are feeling the anger, grief, and frustration that so many of us are feeling at this time in response to the killings of George Floyd, Tony McDade, Ahmaud Arbery, and Breonna Taylor. We are also feeling determined to understand what our individual and collective work is to do—and

Published on Jun 04 02 : 46 PM

The Power of Altruistic Intent

Do you ever wonder how your practice can help you become more altruistic? Altruism and compassion are even more important during these uncertain times. Altruism at its core is giving selflessly to others with no thought of benefit for yourself. One way to cultivate this habit of mind is through

Published on May 29 09 : 00 AM

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