Deepening Your Practice

Cultivate peace

If you have an established meditation practice and are interested in Tibetan Buddhism, we have a range of in-person and online offerings taught by Tibetan Buddhist and Western masters. Teachings are in the Namchak lineage, a branch of the Nyingma tradition, and can take you from the beginning of your journey all the way through a three-year retreat and beyond.

Upcoming Events

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Vipassana: Tibetan Style - New York

Led by Lama Tsomo and Namchak Khen Rinpoche

April 13-15 | New York City, NY

This retreat will focus on the simple, time-tested practice of Vipassana or “Sublime Insight.” If Shamata (Peaceful Abiding) is like mowing down the weeds as they crop up in our minds, we can use Vipassana to pull them out by the roots.

We do this by penetrating through the appearances of things, to the true essential nature of the outer world we’re perceiving, and the true essential nature of the perceiver—ourselves. Join two master teachers—a Tibetan master and an American lama—to learn a time honored and scientifically proven technique to gain real freedom by stepping ever more into your true self.


Cultivate your meditation practice

Live Talks

Learn from Lama Tsomo and ask questions.

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Learning Circles

Join or start a circle to deepen your practice and create genuine community.

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Lama Tsomo answers the question posted in her book's title "Why is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?"

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Ancient Wisdom Engaged (AWE)

This two-year, non-residential study program offers an introduction to the Vajrayana path of Tibetan Buddhism and to a unique form of personal leadership.

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In-person opportunities for practice and immersion

Retreat Ranch

Montana retreat ranch opens (2023)
The best way to learn a new language is total immersion; the best way to make new habits of mind is also total immersion. Retreat allows that. Namchak Retreat Ranch will open in 2022.

Our Teachers

Student summer program (2023)
Designed for all ages, this program will offer an immersive experience at our Montana retreat ranch. Each summer two, four-week sessions will be offered, with each day including meditation, work on the land, and practice with our teachers.

Workshops and trainings

Three-year retreat (2025)
Beginning in 2024, we will offer three-year residential retreat at our Montana retreat ranch. Practitioners who have completed the Ngöndro and our two-year Ancient Wisdom Engaged program will be eligible to apply. For more information please contact...