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From the Teachers

Love within the family is excellent training for loving everyone.
~ 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.


Paul Mintzer  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Paul Mintzer is a mostly retired ophthalmologist.  A long time meditator, Paul became interested in Tibetan Buddhism and Dzogchen in the mid 90’s and has been a student of John Makransky since John became a lama.  Paul is a founding member of the Putney meditation group and lives in Southampton, MA, with his wife Ellen who is an FAC board member.  Paul credits Lama John’s practices of Innate Wisdom and Compassion for radically changing his outlook on life.

Paul teaches Innate Compassion and Wisdom Meditation in Northampton, MA.