Cultivate Spaciousness and Joy in
Your Life and the Lives of Others
Each eCourse is completely free, self-paced and includes reflection questions and practices for embodying the teachings or concepts. We have curated Lama Tsomo’s guided meditations, ancient Vajrayana teachings, inspiring anecdotes, retreat footage, and more to help you cultivate spaciousness and joy in your life and the lives of others.
Always Smiling eCourse: Part 1
Our Always Smiling eCourse is designed to support students who are just beginning their meditation journeys. We’ve long known that the benefits of meditation are many and include reduced blood pressure, a stronger immune system, reduced stress, and greater happiness. Yet most of us aren’t sure how to get started. In this special four-week online course, Lama Tsomo teaches meditation in an accessible and meaningful way, and shares age-old, time-tested practices in her signature playful style. You’ll also learn personal leadership skills and come away with tips and tools to bring lessons learned on the cushion into the world, ultimately leading to a sense of greater meaning, connection, and happiness in life.
Who this is for: Beginner meditators or new Namchak students
Course length: Self-study or four weeks
What you’ll gain: Meditation practices, tips for starting and sustaining a practice, and a greater understanding of the Three Jewels: Buddha (practice), Dharma (teachings), and Sangha (community).
Always Smiling eCourse: Part 2
Part Two of our Always Smiling eCourse continues to introduce Tibetan Buddhist practices for bringing more joy and peace into your daily life. This self-paced eCourse expands upon some of the foundational concepts taught in Part One, including the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
Who this is for: Beginner meditators, new Namchak students, and ideally students who have completed Part One.
Course length: Self-study or four weeks
What you’ll gain: Insights into Buddhist and contemplative practice, step-by-step meditation practices, and tips for carrying your practice forward.
Flip Your Perspective: An Intro to Mind Training
Tibetan Buddhist practice has an ancient way of training one’s mind, called Lojong. This practice has been refined over centuries and is now scientifically proven to improve mood and increase focus. But you don’t need to be a Buddhist—or any specific religion at all, for that matter—to benefit from its extensive lessons and practices.
In this short series, Lama Tsomo has chosen a few key elements of Lojong to help you begin to train your mind and flip your perspective of everyday experiences. These small but profound shifts will help you experience yourself and the world around you differently, with greater insight, compassion, and productivity.
Who this is for: Meditators, non-meditators, and anyone interested in handling life’s stress and challenges with more resiliency.
Course length: Self-paced or one week
What you’ll gain: Tools and prompts for working with adversity, including maxims for contemplation and practice.
Shamata: Tibetan Style
This self-paced eCourse is based around a Namchak Shamata Retreat practice. Shamata is a Tibetan Buddhist meditation practice meaning Calm Abiding or Peaceful Resting. The purpose of this practice is to bring your often-unrestful minds to a state of relaxation. You can imagine your disturbed (not at peace) mind as a pot of boiling water. Developing your Shamata practice is a method of bringing that water to a peaceful state.
Who this is for: Beginner to advanced meditators and anyone interested in tangible methods to focus and calm the mind.
Course length: Self-paced or four weeks
What you’ll gain: Meditation practices for focusing and calming your mind.
Lojong: 28 Days of Mind Training
In this extended Lojong series, Lama Tsomo takes you on a deeper dive into the key elements of the Tibetan practice of Lojong. This eCourse provides teachings, personal anecdotes, guided meditations, and journal prompts from Lama Tsomo giving you tools and practices to train your mind and flip your perspective of everyday experiences. These small but profound shifts will help you experience yourself and the world around you differently, with greater insight, compassion, and productivity. This eCourse is designed for participants to complete one session per day for 28 days, but you can savor each day and practice as long as you’d like!