Jan 14 2021

Connections Despite Distance Course

Zoom Video Call

Starting: Thursday, January 14, 2021

Meets: Every Thursday at 5:30 pm MST 

To support us in cultivating our meditation practices and deepening our connection to sangha, Namchak is offering this 6-week course.

Connection Despite Distance consists of two 6-week courses, that will guide us to the most present, compassionate, and connected parts of ourselves. Through inner exploration and engaging with community, we will learn accessible, time-tested Tibetan Buddhist practices that will allow us to awaken into deeper peace, joy, compassion and equanimity in our lives.

We will meet for six consecutive 90-minute weekly sessions starting with an orientation and ending with a closing ceremony. Each session will be facilitated by Namchak students (not Lama Tsomo). Because registration is limited, we ask that you look closely at the dates and times and ensure you can commit before registering.

This course is free, and no previous experience is required. As we move into the new year, our weekly sessions will offer the support of these practices and community to help guide us through these times with more ease, resilience and self-compassion

Course testimonial:
“Connecting with others who were, just like me, wanting to learn more about the Dharma, develop a daily practice, and be a part of something special has made this tumultuous and overly uncertain year a lot more enjoyable and gratifying. I loved the weekly conversations, the learning about Tibetan Buddhism and meditation methods, and the camaraderie that grew in spite of and because of our differences. I hold the greatest gratitude for Namchak for hosting these events and I’m looking forward to being a part of many more.” – Laura

Community Agreements:

In our community we agree to:

  • Treat each other with respect and appreciation
  • Commit to words and actions of non-harm within our group interactions
  • Be inclusive of diverse opinions and backgrounds
  • Commit to actively upholding an anti-oppressive and anti-racist space within our group settings*
  • Learn by immersing in the practices, giving them a real test drive
  • Honor a wide range of meditation experience
  • Hold everything shared in confidence
  • Be open-hearted and present
  • Act with the whole community in mind
  • Allow for equal sharing of voices (step forward/step back)

*Definition of anti-racism as we are using it above: “Anti-racism is the active process of identifying and eliminating racism by changing systems, organizational structures, policies and practices and attitudes, so that power is redistributed and shared equitably.” – NAC International Perspectives: Women and Global Solidarity