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

Separate but Together-My first online retreat

I was planning on celebrating my one-year Namchak employment anniversary with my co-workers and Namchak Khen Rinpoche in New York City. I was excited to see people I met at my first retreat a year ago and to connect with new friends. But a microscopic virus threw a giant and alarming wrench in

Published on Mar 26 09 : 48 AM

Female Deities of Tibetan Buddhism: Palden Lhamo

Did you know that Tibetan Buddhism has many different deities? The deities represent different aspects or elements that you may try to channel while meditating. Think of them as aspirational figures with capacities that you are growing, like compassion for yourself and those around you. During

Published on Mar 19 03 : 27 PM

A personal note of care and compassion from Lama Tsomo

I hope this message finds you well during these times of uncertainty and rapidly changing conditions.  We are sending love and compassion to all those affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19)—in both big and small ways.

Published on Mar 17 01 : 05 PM

Female Deities of Tibetan Buddhism: Tara

Did you know that Tibetan Buddhism has many different deities? The deities represent different aspects or elements that you are trying to channel while meditating. Think of them as having aspects you’re trying to aspire to, like compassion for yourself and those around you. During meditation you

Published on Mar 12 02 : 09 PM

The Near and Far Enemies of Loving Kindness

Each of the Four Immeasurables has a near and far enemy. We’ll be focusing on Loving Kindness in this piece. Think of a far enemy as a complete opposite in this context. The far enemy or complete opposite of Loving Kindness is ill will or hatred towards another being. That’s usually pretty evident

Published on Mar 05 09 : 00 AM