The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom: Meditations from Tibet for Westerners

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Mon, 06/02/2014 Letting Be 26:28
Mon, 06/09/2014 The Benefactor Moment Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 26:02
Mon, 06/16/2014 Listening Deeply Tricycle Sustaining or Supporting Member Only 27:59
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To receive love deeply and extend it impartially can help the mind relax into its most natural state—the wisdom of openness, simplicity, and presence beyond self-clinging. When this unity of love and wisdom is embodied in relationships, service, and action, it can become a supremely curative power for our world. In this retreat, meditation practices from Tibet are adapted for fresh access to Westerners, with a special focus on our innate capacities for loving compassion and wisdom.

John Makransky is Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior advisor for Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion (a socially engaged contemplative organization), and author of the popular meditation manual Awakening through Love. Since 1978, Dr. Makransky has studied with lamas of three Tibetan lineages, and in 2000 was ordained a lama in the lineage of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Since then John has taught meditations of compassion and wisdom adapted from Tibet in newly accessible ways to a diverse range of professionals and lectured at many institutions including Brown, Emory, and Harvard Divinity School.

Further information on his meditations is available at foundationforactivecompassion.org.

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  • gvngrn's picture
    gvngrn commented on
    July 24, 2014, 7:24 pm

    Thank you for this retreat and, for me, an introduction to John Makransky's work.
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  • amano1940's picture
    amano1940 commented on
    July 9, 2014, 9:31 am

    Lama John is a gifted teacher and this retreat is one I will come back to many times.

  • kcarlson's picture
    kcarlson commented on
    July 5, 2014, 9:50 am

    This is a wonderful meditation. This did leave me aware that everything is OK--really helpful.

    I, also,...

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    dharmonia commented on
    June 30, 2014, 2:30 pm

    I may be completely wrong here, but when I listened to this part of the talk, the choice of the word "epithet"...