Getting Started

Introduction to meditation

If you're just beginning to meditate, this is a great place to start. Here you'll find master teachers to help you get started, a set of practices you can easily do, and a community of people you can connect with and learn from. We look forward to supporting you every step of the way.

Always Smiling eCourse

Begin by taking our introductory eCourse, a four-week class delivered right to your inbox each week. With each session, you'll receive a teaching by Lama Tsomo, a guided meditation and tips for success in establishing a practice. Already registered? Log in using the "eCourse login" button at the top right of your screen.

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or on your own schedule.

Our Teachers

Live talks
learn from Lama Tsomo and ask questions

Our Teachers

join Namchak for teachings that bring practice to daily life

Workshops and trainings

Learning Circles
practice with others by joining a group or starting one


Guided meditations
easy access to foundational practices

Why Is the Dalai Lama

Always Smiling?

An introduction and guide to Tibetan Buddhist practice by Lama Tsomo

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Book Cover: Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?