From the Teachers

Joy is given in our deepest nature. We are wishing everyone never to be separate from their deepest joy. The rest has been confusion.
~ 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.


Ilona O'Connor  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Ilona grew up in the Catholic tradition. Her spiritual benefactors include Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton and Daniel Berrigan.  She lived and worked at Haley House, the Boston Catholic Worker, in the 1980s.  This experience of spiritual community inspired a deeper commitment to the path of contemplation and action.  IIona has practiced as a home health nurse in inner city Boston for almost 30 years. She has also taught  Enneagram studies to a variety of organizations beginning in 1995.  Since learning the meditations of Natural Wisdom and Compassion in 2008, she has felt a strong sense of connection to the teachings and joy in the practice.

Ilona teaches Innate Compassion and Wisdom Meditation in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.