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Three Ways Meditation Can Help You Manage Stress

Stress gets to all of us and can build up over time, whether it’s work stress, life stress or just stress in general. Here are a few ways meditation can help with managing stress. Add movement. When we’re stressed, it can be hard to come to self on our cushion, especially if our worried mind is locked into the cycle of rumination. In this article...

Three Ways Meditation Can Make You a Better Partner

Relationships require us to grow, adapt and change. How can we use those aspects to develop our relationships into ones filled with a greater capacity for love and connection? One way is to use the tools that meditation teaches us to make our relationships flourish. More Compassion Compassion is about feeling so connected to someone that we’re...

Why Retreat is Just What Your Practice Needs

Meditating solo can be daunting. It’s hard to know if we’re on the right path or who to ask if we have questions when we don’t understand a practice. That’s where the benefits of a meditation retreat can help! Retreat is a powerful tool to deeply develop our meditation practice and get those questions answered, all while enveloped in a warm...

Privilege of a Lifetime

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are.” ― C.G. Jung We live in a fast-paced world where distractions abound and opportunities to overcommit are endless. Under the pressure to keep up and balance more, it can be easy to lose or never fully know yourself. Try setting aside some time to turn the lens inward and check on whether...

Increase Your Joy and Destress this Holiday Season

Want to maximize your enjoyment of the holidays this year? Here are some resources for handling the diverse array of obstacles that can get in the way of that goal. H.E.A.L. yourself from the holiday blues: There are actions you can take to minimize the very real experiences of loneliness, financial worry, and family conflict that many people...

Four Reasons JOMO Makes You Happier

JOMO (Joy of Missing Out) has been a thing for a few years now, but it hasn’t really begun to take off much until this year. As people begin to see how overrated FOMO (Fear of Missing Out) is, and as the term itself becomes a bit of a silly and self-deprecating meme, people are replacing their fear with happiness and their social media updates...

Mindful Money Habits for a Prosperous 2019

The fresh beginnings of a new year can help provide focus and clarity to our goals. Below we’ve collected a handful of ways to channel this energy into making mindful money habits. Make a checklist. We all know that having a plan can help keep us accountable, but where do we start and what should be a priority? In this article from Mind Body...

The Eight Auspicious Symbols

Tibetan Buddhism is rich in ornate symbols and art. From deities to fishes, these designs are not only cultural but practical. They represent or bring to life many aspects of the Buddhist path and practice. A few recurring symbols you might notice at Namchak and in Tibetan Buddhist work are the Eight Auspicious Symbols. As the name makes clear,...

Why Meditation Makes You a Better Leader

A simple way to start this shift is meditation. Know Thyself Meditation allows us to train our minds in order to see our truest self. By taking the inner understandings gained from our time on the cushion we can apply them to everyday life. That way, we are able to connect to others with intention as we bring our most valuable skills to the...

Five Ways to Try Out Mindful Eating – and avoid the dreaded New Year’s diet

Does the way we eat matter as much as what we eat? During a time of year riddled with culinary temptation, consider examining the way you interact with the food that fuels you. Sharing this moment with your food: We all know that truly living in the moment has the power to enrich our lives. Now, consider all those moments spent eating: rich...