There are three ideals at the heart of Buddhism: buddha, dharma, and sangha. Together, these concepts are known collectively as the three jewels. Buddha refers to the enlightened mind of the Buddha that is brought forth through meditation and practice. Dharma refers to the teachings of the Buddha—the “map.” And sangha refers to a community of like-minded people who are pursuing this journey together.

While all three of the jewels are equally essential on the Buddhist path, at Namchak we focus equally on the jewel of the sangha, or community, and provide tools for people to relate to one another in a deep and harmonious way. We offer students a number of ways to come together to learn, have discussions, and share opportunities and challenges along every step of the path.

Real-time Sharing: Social Media, ECourse, Learning Circles

Visit our Facebook page to find people near you, share your own story, and learn more about people meditating all across the world.

Sign up for our eCourse and find meditation friends and groups to study with along the way and receive special incentives upon graduation.

Start your own learning circle! Begin by reading our Learning Circle Toolkit to glean easy how-tos to get started with your group. 

Subscribe to our blog for up-to-date news and special teaching content from Lama Tsomo and Khen Rinpoche.

Share your stories on social media, on the cushion or off, and find like-minded people who live near you.

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