Events

6:30 pm
Oct
05
2018

Waking Up Together: A Weekend Workshop in Berkeley, CA

Waking Up Together: Taking Your Practice into the World

At Namchak our mission is to increase happiness and meaning in life by cultivating new ways of being and behaving. This time we’re teaming up with Aaron Stern, founder and president of the Academy for the Love of Learning, for a special workshop focused on bringing your inner practice into everyday life. Among the goals: creating the habit of staying in connection with your true self and others, whatever comes your way.

Who this workshop is for?
Whether you’re reeling from national news and events, are struggling with a transition, or feeling a lack of meaning in your everyday life, the practices taught and experienced at this workshop will help equip you to transform your inner and outer relationships at home, at work, and in community. No prior experience required! You’ll emerge with greater perspective and new skills – ready to show up in the world with authenticity and leadership.

What to expect. 
Lama Tsomo and Aaron Stern bring their practices together to create a curated experience that weaves together inner and outer work through guided meditations, experience-based reflective exercises, and interactive dialogues. Participants can expect time for solo and shared reflection, as well as nourishing snacks and tea.

Practices will include:

  • An introduction to 7-point mind training a Buddhist practice designed to hack everyday challenges into opportunities for growth and happiness.
  • Modern techniques for increasing awareness in real time and redirecting action, based on the Academy’s ‘Learning as a Practice for Waking Up’ approach.
  • The ancient Buddhist practice of Vipassana (Sublime Seeing—Insight) meditation, taught Tibetan style by Lama Tsomo.

Details.
Berkeley Shambhala Center
2288 Fulton St, Ste 202
Berkeley, CA 94704

Schedule.
Friday, October 5: 6:30 – 9 pm

Saturday, October 6: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, October 7: 10 am – 6 pm

Tuition:

*We are offering a special discount of 50% using the code Community. Price reflected at checkout!
$200 general admission* or $100 if first time at a Namchak weekend workshop

$100 for students and 65+ seniors 

Our intention is to make this workshop accessible to all. If the program costs present a financial barrier, please contact jessica@namchak.org.

Stipends to help offset the cost of childcare are available. Please contact jessica@namchak.org for more information.

REGISTER HERE

Note: Beverages and snacks will be provided. Lunches will be on your own. There will be ample time to leave the premises for lunch nearby.

6:30 pm
Oct
12
2018

Waking Up Together: A Weekend Workshop in New York

Waking Up Together: Taking Your Practice into the World

At Namchak our mission is to increase happiness and meaning in life by cultivating new ways of being and behaving. This time we’re teaming up with Aaron Stern, founder and president of the Academy for the Love of Learning, for a special workshop focused on bringing your inner practice into everyday life. Among the goals: creating the habit of staying in connection with your true self and others, whatever comes your way.

Who this workshop is for?
Whether you’re reeling from national news and events, are struggling with a transition, or feeling a lack of meaning in your everyday life, the practices taught and experienced at this workshop will help equip you to transform your inner and outer relationships at home, at work, and in community. No prior experience required! You’ll emerge with greater perspective and new skills – ready to show up in the world with authenticity and leadership.

What to expect. 
Lama Tsomo and Aaron Stern bring their practices together to create a curated experience that weaves together inner and outer work through guided meditations, experience-based reflective exercises, and interactive dialogues. Participants can expect time for solo and shared reflection, as well as nourishing snacks and tea.

Practices will include:

  • An introduction to 7-point mind training a Buddhist practice designed to hack everyday challenges into opportunities for growth and happiness.
  • Modern techniques for increasing awareness in real time and redirecting action, based on the Academy’s ‘Learning as a Practice for Waking Up’ approach.
  • The ancient Buddhist practice of Vipassana (Sublime Seeing—Insight) meditation, taught Tibetan style by Lama Tsomo.

Details.
Studio 250
250 West 40th Street
10th Floor
New York, NY 10018

Schedule.
Friday, October 12: 6:30 – 9 pm

Saturday, October 13: 10 am – 6 pm

Sunday, October 14: 10 am – 6 pm

Tuition. *We are offering a special discount of 50% using the code Community. Price reflected at checkout!
$200 general admission* or $100 if first time at a Namchak weekend workshop 

$100 for students and 65+ seniors  

Our intention is to make this workshop accessible to all. If the program costs present a financial barrier, please contact Jessica@namchak.org.

Stipends to help offset the cost of childcare are available. Please contact Jessica@namchak.org for more information.

REGISTER HERE

Note: Beverages and snacks will be provided. Lunches will be on your own. There will be ample time to leave the premises for lunch nearby.

3:00 pm
Oct
28
2018

Meditation Coaching Call with Lama Tsomo

Join us for an intimate group call on Sunday, October 28, where students receive personal attention from Lama Tsomo, to discuss their practice, their lives, and the relationship between the two. Students always seem to find they learn as much from each other’s mini-sessions as from their own.

There are two time slots to choose from:

2 pm PT/3 pm MT/4 pm CT/5 pm ET
3 pm PT/4 pm MT/5 pm CT/6 pm ET

Register: Email info@namchak.org & let us know which time works for you.

*Spots are limited so please reply by the end of the day on Friday, October 26.

6:30 pm
Nov
30
2018

A Shamata Retreat with Namchak Khen Rinpoche

Before the rush of the holiday season really sets in, take a weekend to slow down and find your center. Join Tibetan master teacher and scholar, Namchak Khen Rinpoche for an intimate weekend meditation retreat focused on the introductory practice of Calm Abiding meditation (or Shamata).

Details:

November 30 - December 2 | MNDFL meditation studio Upper East Side location

Friday: 6:30 – 9pm

Saturday 10am – 6pm

Sunday 10am – 6pm

What to expect from this meditation retreat:

  • An Examination of The Why & The What of Shamata Meditation
  • Guided meditations
  • Techniques to incorporate meditation practices into everyday life
  • Opportunity to ask questions from a Tibetan master
  • Continued support and guidance from Namchak teachers following the conclusion of the retreat.

Tuition:

  • $200 general admission* or $100 if first time at a Namchak weekend workshop
  • $100 for 65+ seniors and students

Our intention is to make this workshop accessible to all. If the program costs present a financial barrier, please contact Jessica@namchak.org.

Stipends to help offset the cost of childcare are also available. Please contact Jessica@namchak.org for more information.

Note: Beverages and snacks will be provided, lunches will be on your own. There will be ample time to leave the premises to eat lunch nearby.

About the teachers

Khen Rinpoche completed the study of all the Indian Buddhist philosophical traditions and the Nyingma School of Tibetan Buddhism under numerous great teachers. He also completed the nine years of rigorous training and served at the Namdroling monastery for several years. Enthroned as Khenpo by HH Penor Rinpoche, he taught at the Shedras of Ringo Tulku and Shechen Monastery for many years, as was instructed. Khen Rinpoche strictly abides by his precepts in everyday life and is diligent in his practice. He visits and teaches a variety of places around the world, including the Namchak Foundation and the Namchak Retreat Ranch, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other locations. While in the U.S., he resides and meditates at the Garden of One Thousand Buddhas in Arlee, Montana.

3:00 pm
Dec
16
2018

Meditation Coaching Call with Lama Tsomo

Join us for an intimate group call on Sunday, December 16, where students receive personal attention from Lama Tsomo, to discuss their practice, their lives, and the relationship between the two. Students always seem to find they learn as much from each other’s mini-sessions as from their own.

There are two time slots to choose from:

2 pm PT/3 pm MT/4 pm CT/5 pm ET
3 pm PT/4 pm MT/5 pm CT/6 pm ET

Register: Email info@namchak.org & let us know which time works for you.

*Spots are limited so please reply by the end of the day on Friday, December 14.