Practicing Together

Meditating with others adds a richness to your experience on the cushion and in community.

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Our Community of Learning Circles

Walking Earth Learning Circle

OPENVirtual
Minneapolis, MN / Virtual (Hybrid)

(Flexible in group meeting times)

We are an inclusive group that believes meditation and mindfulness can be practiced dynamically. Through sharing, we meet to explore our kindred passion and empower ourselves further forward.

If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “Walking Earth” Learning Circle.

Women Warriors for Peace

OPENVirtual

Tuesdays 6-7:30 pm MT

We are a group of women who meet on a weekly basis to study the dharma and meditate together. We first connected during a 12-week Namchak “Connection Despite Distance” course, and we have been together as a Circle ever since. We have developed lovely connections with one another and very much enjoy our weekly Circles.

If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “Women Warriors for Peace” Learning Circle.

Waves of Transition Learning Circle

OPENVirtual

Tuesdays 11am-12:30pm PT

We are a virtual group of individuals from around the US who meditate together and discuss the benefits of meditation and how it enriches our lives. From our own individual experiences, on the cushion and off, re: meditating, gratitude, and feelings of connectedness and how we can grow our intensity and clarity in each of these areas.

If you are interested in joining this Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference  “Waves of Transition” Learning Circle.

Brownies are the Pathway to Peace

OPENVirtual

Thursdays 8:30-9:30pm ET.

We are an open group that nurtures secular mindfulness practice alongside the study of Buddhist tradition.
Our weekly sessions are structured in two segments: those whose time is limited, or who simply wish to meditate with the support of a sangha, join for the first half hour (or so) of each session; those who wish to deepen their understanding of the concepts of Buddhist teachings return for the second part of the session, for readings and discussion. All are equally welcome!

If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “Brownies Are the Pathway to Peace” Learning Circle.

High Vibe Connections Learning Circle

FULLVirtual

Sundays 6-7pm PT

We are a circle of positive energy focused on changing ourselves and the world around us for the better, one footprint at a time.

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help!

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help! Please fill out this form.

Mile High Meditators

OPENDenver, CO - In person

Every other Saturday at 10am MT

The Mile High Meditators offer a safe, intimate and encouraging space for all those who seek greater compassion and Oneness through mindfulness. We seek to cultivate and honor first our own peace and divinity. We envision our inner light radiating out in communion and healing to all beings. We stand to transform suffering into joy, fear into love,  and conflict into peace.

If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “Mile High Meditators” Learning Circle.

Forest Wisdom Sangha

OPENVirtual

Thursdays 12-1:30pm MT

We are a group of newly found friends who met and connected during a 12-week Connection Despite Distance Course. Now that the course has finished, we are inspired to stay together to continue practicing, studying the dharma, and growing our friendships. This Circle also honors the connection and wisdom that nature has to offer, and we embrace and reflect upon this each Circle. We are currently reading Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling? in our Circle together.

If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “Forest Wisdom Sangha” Learning Circle.

CAYA (Come As You Are) Learning Circle

FULLVirtual

Wednesday 6-7:30 MT

We are a group of raggedy new friends who met and connected during a 12-week course, and we decided to go on practicing and learning together in our own Learning Circle. We meet every Wednesday via Zoom to deepen our knowledge of the dharma, to share, to support, to listen, and to practice meditation. We also take our knowledge into the world to ease all sentient beings from suffering.

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help! Please fill out this form.

UMT Alumni Learning Circle

FULLVirtual

Once a month on Mondays from 6-7:30pm MT

This Circle formed after an Intro to Meditation course that was offered to UMT alumni through Namchak. Each month one of our members presents something–a book, a podcast, a technique–that we explore and discuss. We assign roles, read the Community Agreements, do check-ins, and always include at least one meditation.

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help! Please fill out this form.

Walking the Path Learning Circle

FULLVirtual

Once a month on Sundays from 9-10am MT

This Learning Circle is open to those who are in the Walking the Path (of Calm Abiding and Profound Insight) program with Khen Rinpoche. This is a two-year program which brings a developmental and interactive approach to the way we practice meditation. We meet once a month to discuss any questions, curiosities, or insights around our practice.

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help! Please fill out this form.

The Missoula Learning Circle

OPENMissoula, MT

1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month from 11:15am -12:15 MT

Our meetings are free and open to all. The general structure of each gathering starts with a meditation, followed by check-ins and a discussion about our practices and everyday life. We come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. All are welcome – including all levels of experience with practice. Our goal is to build a supportive meditative network of friends with the ultimate goal of living happier, more fulfilled lives.

If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “The Missoula” Learning Circle.

Temple University Learning Circle

OPENPhiladelphia, PA

Every other Wednesday at 8pm ET

Our Learning Circle is open to all Temple University students, regardless of experience level with meditation. We meet to connect, learn, experience, and reflect together. The general structure of our meetings begins with a check-in & intention-setting, followed by the review of content to learn from (readings, videos, recordings), partnering & discussion, meditation, and group reflection.

Our group focuses on learning and deepening meditation techniques & practices to relate them to real-life experiences, aiming to move the wisdom discussed into action to serve the lives of others (and ourselves)! We enjoy engaging in conversation centering around exploring ourselves, our ideas, and the practices, as well as the areas in which they might intersect.

If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “Temple University” Learning Circle.

Giving Shelter Learning Circle

OPENVirtual & In person

Mondays 6pm PT

We are residents of Santa Clara County living under a Shelter-In-Place directive. We will revisit the time, day, and platform for meeting when the Shelter-In-Place directive ends.

Our Learning Circle is open to all Namchak students; however, we’d especially appreciate folks who live close enough to be able to meet in person at least once every quarter.

Our mission is to practice the Dharma together, create Sangha, and to support and encourage each other’s spiritual practice.

The structure of our gatherings are as follows: start with a check in, followed by an inspiring reading, then, a Namchak meditation. We end with another check in and then rotate roles (facilitator, chooser/reader of inspiring words, and time keeper) for the next meeting.

If you would like to join our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “Giving Shelter” Learning Circle.

Meditation Without Borders

OPENVirtual

Every other Sunday morning at 9am MT

Meditation Without Borders is a virtual Learning Circle that meets for one hour to discuss how our meditation practice is helping us live a more mindful, compassionate, and loving life. We are from different countries and for some of us, English is not our first language.

This Learning Circle is currently accepting new members. If you are interested in joining us, please fill out this form and “Meditation Without Borders” Learning Circle.

Monday MoMangha

FULLVirtual

Mondays from 5:30-7pm MT

Our Monday MoMangha meets via Zoom video platform. The purpose of this circle is to build and sustain a supportive community of meditators to help us live more mindful, peaceful, connected, and compassionate lives. Our members’ locations range from Hawaii and California to New York, New Mexico and North Carolina! This circle is currently closed and not accepting new members.

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help! Please fill out this form.

International Soul Sangha

OPENVirtual

Mondays 11-12pm MT

Our International Soul Sangha meets via Zoom video platform. Currently, our members reside all over Europe, the US and New Zealand. The purpose of this circle is to build and sustain a supportive international community of meditators to help us live more mindful, peaceful, connected, and compassionate lives.

This circle is still open to receive new members. If you are interested in joining our Learning Circle, please fill out this form and reference “International Soul Sangha.”

Joyful Presence Learning Circle

OPENVirtual

Mondays- 7 – 8:30pm ET

The Joyful Presence Learning Circle is a group of friends who met through Namchak. We went through the two “Always Smiling” eCourses and are now starting to read Why is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help! Please fill out this form.

Warriors of Love Learning Circle

FULLVirtual

Thursdays 5:30pm MT

Our Learning Circle formed after going through the 6 week Namchak Course “Connection Despite Distance: A Pathway for Coming Home.”

This Learning Circle is currently full. If you are interested in starting or joining a Learning Circle, we would love to help! Please fill out this form.

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