Finding Immediate Access to Innate Capacities of Love, Compassion, and Wisdom
John Makransky, PhD
March 9 - 11
In this retreat we will explore practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism to help us connect directly to the innate capacities of love and wisdom that reside in the deep nature of our minds. We will draw on those capacities to cut through our reductive labels of self and other, by sensing all beings in their deep dignity and potential, in their Buddha nature. We will train in cultivating love, compassion, and wisdom as a force to heal, transform, and liberate causes of suffering in ways that avoid empathic distress and burnout.
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 that can be applied in ways that are replenishing and sustaining. Guided meditations, explanation of key concepts, and discussion with participants to clarify and empower practice.
About the Teacher
John Makransky is a Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre of Buddhist Studies in Nepal, former president of the Society of Buddhist-Christian studies, and co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion and Courage of Care Coalition. John is the developer of Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT), which is being applied to empower sustainable, inclusive compassion, beyond burnout, for people in… more »