Lama John Makransky

John Makransky, PhD, 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. 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.  As a meditation teacher, John is known for guiding participants in their discovery of innate wisdom and love.  John developed the Innate Compassion Training model (SCT), which is being applied to empower sustaining and inclusive compassion, beyond “compassion fatigue,” for people in various caring roles and professions.