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From the Teachers

We have to make peace with all parts of our selves.
~ 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.


Andria L. Whited  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
In 1999 Andria Whited had an identity crisis when she stopped being an actress. Seeking to find her way, she began a meditation practice. She was introduced to Lama John and natural wisdom and compassion meditation at her first Dzogchen retreat in 2003. In 2006 Andria completed Lama John's Vajrayana retreat. Lama John's accessibility and expert pith instructions quickly established him as her main teacher. His instructions, over the matter of a few minutes, cut through some of her long-held ego fixations. Andria has her LMSW certification and is currently the research monitor for the Institutional Review Board at the NYS Psychiatric Institute.

Andria teaches Innate Compassion and Wisdom Meditation in New York City at Tibet House and Union Theological Seminary on some Sundays and Thursdays.