Compassion Off the Cushion: Engaged Bodhicitta for Westerners

October 22 - October 22, 2020

Lama Tsomo

Robert A.F. Thurman

How are you meeting this moment?

This particular moment in time is calling forth from us the ability to feel on behalf of everyone—and to respond on behalf of everyone. But where do we even begin?

These days there’s no shortage of confusion, shame and suffering—even if you’re not feeling it personally, it’s evident all around us. There is also an abundance of distractions and pressures going against our natural ability to feel and act from the fact that we’re all connected at the root. So with all of these conditions stacking up, how can we as practitioners show up with clarity, courage and compassion, stepping into a new way of being that’s more in alignment with our true selves? How can we bridge from inner work to outward action?

Join us online for a day-long exploration with Professor Robert Thurman and Lama Tsomo, who will share simple practical advice on meeting the challenges of this moment and a practice to cultivate compassion for ourselves and others. Through lively conversation, stories, laughter, guided mediation, and small group work, we will explore how these qualities of heart and mind can support us in our efforts to wage peace.

This event is suitable for new and experienced practitioners. All are welcome.


Thursday, October 22nd

  • 10am - 12pm EST Session 1
  • 3 - 5pm EST Session 2


Lama Tsomo

Lama Tsomo is an American lama, author, and co-founder of the Namchak Retreat Ranch, an organization dedicated to sharing Tibetan Buddhist meditation practices. Born into a Midwestern Jewish household, she followed a path of spiritual inquiry and study that ultimately led to her ...

Robert A.F. Thurman

Robert Thurman is Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University as well as co-founder and President of Tibet House US and it's Menla Retreat & Spa. A world-wide lecturer on Tibetan Buddhism, activist for the plight of the Tibetan people, translator of Buddhis...



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