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The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom
Dates: Sep 16, 2016 - Sep 18, 2016
Days: Fri - Sun (2 Nights)

Instructor(s): John Makransky

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To be a healing and compassionate presence to others, we need to heal deep within.  For that, we need to connect to a more open, unconditional part of our being, a basic kindness and compassion available in the background of our experience, in our basic awareness.  In this retreat, meditation practices from Tibet are adapted for fresh access to Westerners, with special focus on innate capacities of loving compassion and wisdom. To receive love deeply and extend it impartially can help the mind release into its most natural state—the wisdom of openness, simplicity and presence beyond self-clinging.   By resting in its natural state, the mind can deeply relax, heal, and further unleash its innate capacity of loving compassion.  When this unity of love and wisdom is embodied in relationships, service and action, it can become a deeply healing power for our world.  The ancient path of awakening from the Buddha is rediscovered by paying new attention to the particulars of our lives.

Participants should read the book Awakening Through Love by John Makransky prior to the course.

  • John Makransky PhD, is Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre of Buddhist Studies in Nepal, former president of the Society of Buddhist-Christian studies, and co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion. In 2000, John was ordained as a Lama within the Nyingma Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. As a meditation teacher, John is known for guiding participants in their discovery of underlying powers of love and wisdom. John developed the Innate Compassion Training model (ICT), which is being applied to help empower inclusive, sustainable compassion for people in caring roles and professions.