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Without an enduring motivation of genuine care for persons, the common good simply will not hold together.
~ Lama John Makransky

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To empower people with profound contemplative practices that support their aspirations to become better people and to make a better world.

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FAC in Community

Here are some of the members of the Foundation for Active Compassion (FAC) Community describing how these practices are helping them in their daily life, in their work, and in their contributions to well being of others.


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SHEILA MOIR
MEDITATION TEACHER
BROOKSVILLE, MAINE

I work at a small community market in rural Brooksville, Maine.  It's a place that serves a diverse population-people whose families have scratched out a living for generations, those of us who have wandered here "from away,", well-to-do summer householders, and casual tourists.  It's a job for which I am way over-educated, and I have often wondered whether I should be doing something"more important' in the world.  But the practices of Innate Compassion and Wisdom have given me something to offer my small world that is that more important thing: transmitting to every person who walks in the door that I recognize their absolute goodness, that I believe in it, and that I wish for them this kind of knowing.  Each time I wait on a customer, I try to remind myself, "This is a buddha standing before me."  And it's not just me that's holding them in this reverence.  It's also the lineage of teachers and benefactors of which I am blessed to be a part.  Though shoppers don't know any of this, I hope that they feel our love and joy coming through me in some small measure.  I guess I am learning to put the "commune" in community market, and the best part of my day is when someone walks out the door with a soft smile and a little spring in his or her step.  And perhaps it's an opportunity to lighten up just a little bit the collective karma of the dog-eat-dog world of commerce, where profit is more important than people, not that our little store contributes much in the way of profit making-or dog eating for that matter.