From the Teachers

Our practices are aimed at interrupting the moment to moment constrictions of the mind.
~ 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.


Jane Vecchio
Jane Vecchio, LMHC, is a licensed psychotherapist and professor of psychology at Holyoke Community College in Holyoke, MA. After a decade of exploring a variety of Buddhist teachings and practices, a Fulbright-Hays summer educational trip to India and Nepal led her on the path to finding the NWC practices and her heart teacher Lama John Makransky in 2008. In 2011 she attended the Buddhist Studies Summer Program at Rangjung Yeshe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal, and finds great joy in continuing to learn and grow as a Buddhist practitioner.

Jane teaches Innate Compassion and Wisdom Meditation in Northampton, MA and Putney, VT.