Namchak Community Blog

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,...

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. Are you or do you...

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...

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...

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...

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? We asked Lama Tsomo for some advice and have summarized it below. We hope you find it helpful. Personal, community,...

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,...

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. Many people are finding themselves in close quarters with others, whether family or roommates. It can be a struggle to stay calm when we aren’t used...

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