The Four Immeasurables Retreat: Cultivating Vast and Profound Connection

Join meditation teacher and award-winning author Lama Tsomo for a weekend of cultivating love and compassion.
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Fri, March 3, 2023, 5:00 PM – Sun, March 5, 2023, 5:00 PM MST
Location
Online and in Missoula, MT

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About the Event

Love and compassion aren’t just passing sentiments—they are capacities we all have and can grow! Yet the trends, the demands, the very tide of modern times often distract us. How can we open our hearts to experience an expansive sense of love and true connection?

By engaging the Four Immeasurables (or Boundless Qualities), known in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as the path to cultivate a limitless heart, we can experience a level of awareness in which isolation and the sense of separation dissolves and we feel our natural connection to one another and to the world.
Rooted in the ancient wisdom of Tibetan Buddhist tradition, the meditation practices known as The Four Immeasurables provide different avenues to break free of isolation and experience true connection to all and everyone.

During this intimate weekend retreat, meditation teacher and award-winning author Lama Tsomo will introduce you to these ancient teachings in a modern way. You’ll learn meditation practices focused on each of the four qualities as referenced in the Metta Sutta.

What You’ll Learn

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Practices to cultivate more peace, connection, and happiness.

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Methods for letting go of resentment and learning to forgive.

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Exercises for inner reflection and ways to connect with your true nature.

Who is this Workshop For?

Anyone looking to expand their capacity for connection and compassion.
No meditation or previous experience is required.

Location: Lama Tsomo will be joining us in-person in Missoula! Sign up today. In-person space is limited to 15 people.

Or join us online via Zoom. Address and Zoom link sent upon registration.

Retreat Schedule

The weekend will follow a flow of teaching, practice, discussion, and reflection.
Please note, all times listed are Mountain Standard Time (MST)

Friday, March 3rd: 5pm-8pm MST (click HERE to view in your time zone)

  • Introduction to The Four Boundless Qualities
  • Compassion practice (Tonglen)

Saturday, March 4th: 10am-5pm MST (click HERE to view in your time zone)

  • Shamata practice
  • Introduction to Sympathetic Joy and Loving Kindness
  • A contemplation of Forgiveness
  • Science of meditation


     

    Sunday, March 5th: 10am-5pm MST(click HERE to view in your time zone)

  • Introduction to Equanimity
  • Incorporating these practices into everyday life
  • Group reflection
  • Methods for living boundless

Tuition

Our intention is to make this workshop financially accessible to all, so we offer a tiered fee structure. Please choose whichever level works best for you. If program costs present a financial barrier or you are interested in a stipend to offset the cost of childcare, please contact amanda@namchak.org.

What People Are Saying

“Lama Tsomo's presence radiates light and kindness.”

-Kendall, Student

“Lama Tsomo gives me new ways to summon calm and equanimity in a sea of storm in the world through various meditation techniques.From her to me, from me to you, from you to the universe with each breathe.The world is better.”

Huey-Min, Student

What are the Four Immeasurables?

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Compassion (Karuna)

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Loving Kindness (Metta)

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Sympathetic Joy (Mudita)

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Equanimity (Upekkha)

Lama Tsomo will dive deeper into these qualities. Expanding on their meaning and why they’re essential for achieving lasting happiness and ultimately liberation. These practices can be easily incorporated into everyday life, empowering you to open your heart, remove ill will, and live a happier life.

This retreat is suitable for anyone who wants more peace and connection to their life. No previous meditation experience required.

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Lama Tsomo

Meet the teacher

Lama Tsomo is an American lama, award-winning author, and co-founder of the Namchak Foundation. She followed a path of spiritual inquiry and study that ultimately led to her ordination as one of the few American lamas in Tibetan Buddhism. Lama Tsomo learned Tibetan to study with her teacher Gochen Tulku Sangak* Rinpoche, and now shares the teachings of the Namchak lineage in the US and abroad. Lama Tsomo holds a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and is the author of several books including the Ancient Wisdom for Our Times: Tibetan Buddhist Practice series. She is passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change.

About Namchak:

Namchak brings ancient meditation practices to modern life through online learning, in-person retreats, and a vibrant community guided by Tibetan masters and Western teachers. We support students on every step of the path, from those exploring mindfulness for the first time to more experienced students looking to deepen their practice. We offer a variety of learning programs, including in-person teaching, small group learning, online courses, and soon-to-be-established residential retreats at the Namchak Retreat Ranch in western Montana.
*sometimes spelled “Sang-Ngag”

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