Join us for an evening of insight and collective action as we explore the wisdom of a 1,200-year-old Tibetan Buddhist prophecy at our One Community gathering. In light of current global challenges, this prophecy sheds light on the potential for positive change in our future.
Lama Tsomo will guide us through Guru Rinpoche’s prophecy and share the teachings, emphasizing how everyday actions rooted in wisdom and compassion can create a meaningful impact. From navigating the complexities of global issues to fostering unity, our gathering isn’t just about discussion; it’s an invitation to participate in a movement that transcends geographical boundaries.
By acting with wisdom and compassion, we can turn the tide and avert the crisis of these times. The prophecy comes with a timeline, and we must act swiftly to change the future.
During this One Community, we will:
- Learn more about who Guru Rinpoche was and why his predictions matter
- Receive an overview of the Guru Rinpoche mantra and Spontaneous Blessings prayer
- Discover ways to get involved with the project practice opportunities and more.
Read more about the SEOT project at www.seotproject.org
About One Community
For one evening each month, we come together as a community to deepen our understanding of the dharma and connect with our fellow sangha members. Each gathering is facilitated by a different Namchak teacher, thought leader, or staff member and will revolve around our theme of the month. These gatherings are two hours in total. The first half will consist of a dharma talk, and the second half will offer an opportunity for participants to reflect on the teachings through small group discussions in short break-out sessions. These group discussions will be followed by a Q&A session with the teacher.
- Participation in small group discussions is encouraged but not required. Feel free to join with friends, family, or meditation buddies.
- This event is open to everyone, so feel free to invite friends, partners, family members, neighbors, and co-workers to share in this enriching experience.
About the teacher
Lama Tsomo is an American lama, author, and co-founder of the Namchak Retreat Ranch. Born into a Midwestern Jewish household, she followed a path of spiritual inquiry and study that ultimately led to her ordination as an American lama in Tibetan Buddhism. After a decade of practice and studying closely with Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, she now teaches students in the U.S. and abroad. She is particularly passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change. She holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Jungian studies. Lama Tsomo is the author of the Ancient Wisdom For Our Times series, a Tibetan Buddhist practice series.
Address and Zoom Link
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Our Community Commitments
In order to co-create a brave, inclusive, anti-oppressive and learning centered space, in our community we each agree to:
- Be inclusive of diverse opinions and backgrounds through treating each other with respect and appreciation.
- Commit to words and actions of non-harm within our group interactions.
- Learn by immersing in and committing to the practices at hand.
- Hold personal sharing in confidence.
- Be present, practice mindful listening, and not offer unsolicited advice.
- Allow and invite for equal sharing of voices as well as the right to pass.
- Take care not to speak for others in the group.
- Assume good intent and come from a place of curiosity and care.
- Come as we are with permission to be “raggedy.”
- Be mindful of and take personal and collective responsibility for our own biases including the use of language that may “other,” “cancel,” or dehumanize any person, groups of people, and/or their experiences.
- Ask for consent before hugging or initiating physical contact during in-person gatherings.
- Use the “Ouch/Oops” tool to address hurtful comments and language in the moment and to allow space for repair.*
We aspire for this sangha to be a place of refuge
*Ouch/Oops . This is a tool for addressing hurtful comments/language in the moment. If someone says something hurtful, anyone can bring attention to it in the moment by saying “Ouch” and then explaining what was hurtful. If it is a word choice issue, be sure to give the first speaker the chance to rephrase and try again (remember, it’s okay to be raggedy, and we are all assuming good intent!) When someone says something that comes out wrong or hurts someone else, they should start with “Oops” – first, acknowledge the impact of their words, and then try again. This can also be done outside of the event if someone feels an “Ouch,” but does not feel comfortable sharing it with the group at that time. We aspire for this sangha to be a place of refuge.