From the Teachers

Happiness is the energy of connection.
~ Lama John Makransky

Our Mission

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


Ken Bent ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Ken Bent lives in Rhode Island and is a small business owner, helping other businesses with organization and storage efficiency in manufacturing or warehouse environments. Although his adult life has been spent working in warehouses, his spirit has always wandered toward the road of open awareness. He has been a regular meditator for over 30 years. Since meeting Lama Sura Das and Lama John Makransky in 2002, his study and practice has been in the Dzogchen tradition, attending retreats and teachings with Lama Surya Das, Lama Willa Miller, Charles Genoud, Brendan Kennedy, and Lama John Makransky. He has come to appreciate and value the power of the parctices of Innate Wisdom and Compassion, as taught by Lama John Makransky. Ken works to keep these practices alive in his daily life and is now focusing his efforts in support of making these practices available to others through the Foundation for Active Compassion.

Ken teaches Innate Compassion and Wisdom Meditation in Providence, RI.