#74 Engaged and Aspirational Bodhicitta

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Lama Tsomo is a spiritual teacher, author, and co-founder of Namchak Foundation and Namchak Retreat Ranch, which preserves and shares Tibetan Buddhist practice in accessible, contemporary ways. Under the tutelage of Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, international holder of the Namchak lineage, Lama Tsomo has done extensive spiritual retreats in the U.S. and abroad and is fluent in Tibetan. Today, she is dedicated to sharing the teachings of the Namchak lineage with Western students, bringing greater happiness and meaning to life through meditation practice, community, and retreat. She is passionate about reaching young people and supporting those working for positive social change.

Lama Tsomo holds an M.A. in Counseling Psychology and is the author of Ancient Wisdom for Our Times: Tibetan Buddhist Practice Series and coauthor of The Lotus & the Rose: A Conversation Between Tibetan Buddhism & Mystical Christianity and the Taking a Breath meditation journal.  


Music from Today’s episode:


  • 0:00 – Introduction
  • 2:58 – Lama Intro Story and Path to Buddhism
  • 8:13 – Major Schools of Buddhism in the U.S.
  • 10:35 – Balancing Mindfulness & Compassion
  • 16:45 – The Predictions of Guru Rinpoche
  • 24:45 – The Importance of Mantra
  • 25:53 – The One Ocean
  • 32:13 – Sharing in Sangha in Mantra
  • 37:49 – Chenrezig / Avalokiteśvara chanting practice
  • 50:53 – Working Skillfully With Equanimity
  • 54:19 – The Importance of Sangha
  • 58:57 – Aspirational and Engaged Boddhicitta

#94 One Human Family

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#92 Gaza & the Bodhisattva Path

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A conversation from the <em>Where Olive Trees Weep</em> premiere on Palestine

The Heart Goes Rogue

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May you find the beauty everywhere and the perfection in the apparent imperfection

Suzuki’s Waterfall: On Separation and Death

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Whether it is separated into drops or not, water is water

Living with a Courageous Heart in Times of Crisis

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More than ever, we need the inner reflections and meditations that help us connect with our capacities for clarity, bravery and openheartedness.

#90 Dancing in the Fire

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A panel from <em>Where Olive Trees Weep</em> exploring Muslim Spirituality Illuminating the Path to Freedom

#89 Arab Jewish Mysticism

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Deep connections in Arab Judaism, mysticismm science and activism

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