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John Makransky: Accessing our Capacities for Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom
Sat, October 28, 2017  9:30am - 12:30pm
The Boston Center for Contemplative Practice - Newton Center
Dharma Teaching , Social Service , Social Justice


makransky_jHalf-Day Retreat at Boston Center for Contemplative Practice

Accessing our Capacities for Innate Love, Compassion, & Wisdom

Guiding Teacher: John Makransky

Join John Makransky for this half-day retreat to connect directly to your innate capacities for love and wisdom in the deep nature of our minds. This retreat is both for Buddhists who wish to deepen their experience of these innate qualities of awakening, and for people of all faiths and backgrounds who seek an accessible way to cultivate powerful love and compassion for action that can be replenishing and sustaining. You will learn to cut through the reductive labels of self and others by sensing them in their deep dignity and potential; in their buddha nature. The day will consist of guided meditations, explanation of key concepts, and discussion with participants to clarify and empower practice. Please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for questions regarding financial aid options and partial scholarships.

John Makransky is Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche's Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, and current President of the Society of Buddhist-Christian studies. In 2000, John was ordained as a Lama, a meditation teacher of innate love, compassion and wisdom, within the Nyingma, Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.

John is the developer of the Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) model, author of the popular meditation manual Awakening through Love, and co-founder of Courage of Care Coalition and Foundation for Active Compassion, organizations that provide contemplative trainings in sustainable care and compassion for people in caring professions and social and environmental activism. John's writings have focused on concepts and practices of Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, ways of adapting Buddhist practices to address contemporary problems and needs, and theoretical issues in interfaith learning. Information on his work can be found at these websites: http://courageofcare.org; http://foundationforactivecompassion.com; and http://www.bc.edu/schools/cas/theology/faculty/jmakransky.html

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