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The Healing Power of Innate Love & Wisdom: Meditations from Tibet for Westerners with Lama John Makransky
February 28, 2015 @ 10:00 am - March 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pmBy donation
To be a healing and compassionate presence to others, we need to heal deep within. For that, we need to connect to a more open, unconditional part of our being, a basic kindness and compassion available in the background of our experience, in our basic awareness. In this retreat, meditation practices from Tibet are adapted for fresh access to Westerners, with special focus on innate capacities of loving compassion and wisdom.
To receive love deeply and extend it impartially can help the mind release into its most natural state—the wisdom of openness, simplicity and presence beyond self-clinging. By resting in its natural state, the mind can deeply relax, heal, and further unleash its innate capacity of loving compassion. When this unity of love and wisdom is embodied in relationships, service and action, it can become a deeply healing power for our world. The ancient path of awakening from the Buddha is rediscovered by paying new attention to the particulars of our lives.
• No preregistration. Space is limited. Arriving early recommended.
• By donation
• Wheelchair accessible
• Bring lunch or buy nearby
• Attend one or both days. Both days recommended.
John Makransky is a professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College and a Tibetan Buddhist meditation teacher. John has practiced meditations of compassion and wisdom from Tibetan traditions for over thirty years and has developed new ways of bringing them into the worlds of social service and social justice by making them newly accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths. He has also helped Western Buddhists deepen their contemplative experience of awareness and loving compassion. John Makransky is the author of, Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness. He is co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion.