Namchak Community Blog

Student Carly McCarthy reflects on her experience at Lama Tsomo’s True Connection Retreat in Oakland, CA.
Published on May 09 3:11 pm
This week’s blog is written by a Namchak Learning Circle member and meditator who is doing his best to keep a calm and balanced mind.
Published on May 02 4:05 pm
Our inherent desire to predict and control our world brings us in direct conflict with the impermanent nature of all things. The answer seems to lie in resiliency, namely the ability to adapt to, and even welcome, adversity.
Published on Apr 25 2:36 pm
It wasn’t until my thirties that I started to explore Buddhism. On a bone-deep level, Buddhism simply made sense. In terms of my anxiety, I was no longer alone.
Published on Apr 18 4:57 pm
Spring is traditionally associated with birth and renewal, a welcome freedom after the challenges of winter. This lightening of spirit urges us to embark on new projects, including our own personal aspirations. What do we want to achieve? How do we want to move through the world?
Published on Apr 11 4:00 pm
Namchak community member, Joe Previte, shares his journey with meditation and his path to the Namchak community.
Published on Apr 04 5:23 pm
Courage – it’s not just a word to describe people who commit to larger-than-life acts of bravery. We can turn the lens of courage on ourselves by reframing not only how we define it, but also how we cultivate it. Since meditation allows us to come to self, it can create an inner resiliency that allows us to be more courageous.
Published on Mar 28 3:00 pm
To learn more about Namchak’s Shamata retreats and what to expect when you attend, we spoke with Alley Fontenot, Namchak Community Steward.
Published on Mar 26 3:00 pm
Volunteering is a fantastic way to become engaged with the community we live in – and even those we don’t! Discover how volunteering can make you more mindful.
Published on Mar 21 3:45 pm

Regret can cause not only pain and grief, but it can negatively affect our mental and emotional health. When in the throes of regret, our tendency to shove it to the side or suppress it can be hard to resist. Instead, we can use meditation to keep us present and to process the regret so it can leave our bodies.

Published on Mar 14 4:12 pm