The Namchak Lineage
In Tibetan Buddhism there are different lineages associated with different regions and monasteries. These lineages can be traced back through Guru Rinpoche, who established Buddhism in Tibet, to the Buddha who began it all more than two and a half millenia ago, in India.
While each lineage practices Tibetan Buddhism (Vajrayana), each has distinct stories, teachings, and ceremonies for achieving the goals of mindfulness and enlightenment. This is similar to the way Christian denominations follow varying liturgies and practices, while still practicing Christianity.
Namchak is one of these Tibetan lineages. Tulku Sangak Rinpoche is its holder and a high lama. Namchak Khenpo, Rinpoche’s brother and his Dharma Heir, spends most of his time in Montana, and will be our resident Vajra Master. Lama Tsomo, a westerner ordained by Rinpoche, founder of Namchak Foundation, and a key member of the team building the retreat itself, has worked with them to introduce the lineage to areas of the Western Hemisphere under the guidance of Tulku Sangak Rinpoche.
The Namchak Retreat Ranch, true to its name, is dedicated to the teachings of Tulku Sangak Rinpoche and the Namchak Lineage.
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