Episode 136 :: Lama Tsomo :: Meditating with Others

Lama Tsomo

Lama Tsomo joins us to speak about the importance of practice in the company of others.

Meditation practice can be easy, and it can be difficult. Sometimes just getting to the cushion or chair is hard enough in the busyness of the day. But even for those of us who might prefer solitude, there are benefits above and beyond social connection when we sit in the company of others.

Lama Tsomo teaches Tibetan Buddhist practices in the United States and abroad. Born into a midwestern Jewish household, she followed a path of spiritual inquiry that ultimately led to her ordination as one of the few American female lamas. Working closely with her teacher Tulku Sangak Rinpoche, she is currently overseeing the creation of the Namchak Retreat Ranch in Montana, in addition to teaching workshops and retreats. She is the author of the award-winning Why Is the Dalai Lama Always Smiling?, which introduces modern students to the principles and practices of Tibetan Buddhism.


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