Ancient Wisdom Engaged

Ancient Wisdom EngagedIn the fall of 2018 Namchak will launch the Ancient Wisdom Engaged (AWE) program. This two-year, non-residential study program offers students an introduction to the Vajrayana path of Tibetan Buddhism and to a unique form of personal leadership. You can engage this program to accelerating progress on your spiritual path, emerging with new skills to take practice into your daily life.

Through immersive experiences with Tibetan and Western masters, focused study, and a vibrant community of spirit-centered peers, we will offer you ancient and modern ways to cultivate a profound sense of connection, and deepen relationships with family, friends, and colleagues. Students will take part in programming organized around the three jewels of Tibetan Buddhism– buddha (meditation practices), dharma (teachings and study), and sangha (community).

This program is characterized by intimate connections with the Namchak lamas:

A Western teacher, Lama Tsomo, will serve as a primary mentor for students;

  • Namchak Khenpo Rinpoche, the dharma heir to the Namchak lineage, will offer teachings and lead retreats;
  • World lineage holder, Gochen Tulku Sangak* Rinpoche, will offer advanced teachings and empowerments;
  • And Aaron Stern, musician, teacher, president and founder of the Academy for the Love of Learning, and founder of the Leading by Being will offer learning programs self-awareness experiences and leadership trainings.

Interested in learning more? Contact Jessica Larson at

AWE Teachers (clockwise): Tulku Sangak* Rinpoche, Khen Rinpoche, Aaron Stern, and Lama Tsomo.

* Sometimes spelled “Sang-Ngag”