Taking a Breath

Build the healthy habit of taking care of yourself.

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Benefits of this Journal

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Learn how to meditate

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Expand your capacity for compassion and resilience

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Create a healthy habit

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Discover the brain-science behind meditation

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Decrease stress & anxiety

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Develop the skills to be more intentional and mindful everyday

A Guide. A Friend. A Compass.

For Life's Journey.


Start Where You Are

Taking a Breath begins by exploring the very basics of meditation, including why to bother with it and how to find a comfortable sitting position. Spoiler alert: You’ve got options.

Taking a Breath

Learn. Meditate. Reflect.

As the journal progresses you’ll learn new meditation techniques, explore your experience through exercises, and reflect on your progress through tracking pages.


One journal, many paths.

of Apart from meditation tracking and journaling, there is also a variety of guidance, instructions, and support for your journey.


More Features

  • Letters from Lama Tsomo
  • Three foundational meditation techniques
  • Inspirational quotes from meditation teachers
  • Expert tips on creating habits
  • Meditation and habit milestones
  • Coloring pages
  • Reflection and inquiry questions
  • Open journaling space
  • Tibetan illustrations and design

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Designed For You

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180 days of tracking

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Pens won’t bleed through

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Lay flat binding

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Full color

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Scuff-proof cover

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Soft-matte feel

Van Jones

Van Jones Host
Crossfire (CNN)

“I was an activist and doing all this stuff that activists do, stressing myself out and I got a chance to be in a retreat with Lama Tsomo and I was able to find a real practice that really works for real people with real problems.”

About Me, Lama Tsomo

In my 20 years of teaching, I’ve learned that the most challenging part of meditation is making it a daily habit. I wanted to create this book to help those who are interested in meditation learn how to gain the most benefit and create a healthy, sustainable daily habit. We’ve also incorporated scientific tid-bits that reflect my interest in brain science and how it relates to meditation and habit.


Community or sangha in Tibetan Buddhist practice is a vital support for creating and sustaining healthy habits over time. The Namchak Foundation offers community programming throughout the year but as you get started mediating we recommend you check out:

Namchak’s Winter Daily Sit

Namchak is hosting a twenty minute daily meditation call this Winter.

8:00am PT/12:00pm ET
Learn more and follow @NamchakCommunity for more information!

Taking a Breath with Lama Tsomo

Follow @NamchakCommunity and keep in touch with us to learn about an exciting upcoming event with Lama Tsomo!