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Becoming a Benefactor

By Frank Simons

John Makransky

The Meditation Center presents the Tricycle Retreat Series The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom: Meditations from Tibet for Westerners, part 4, Becoming a Benefactor.

The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom: Meditations from Tibet for Westerners, part 4,
Becoming a Benefactor
Thu, Sep 18, 5:30pm
Meditation Center
Callejón Blanco 4

To receive love deeply and extend it impartially can help the mind relax into its most natural state—the wisdom of openness, simplicity, and presence beyond self-clinging. When this unity of love and wisdom is embodied in relationships, service, and action, it can become a supremely curative power for our world. In this retreat, meditation practices from Tibet are adapted for fresh access to Westerners, with a special focus on our innate capacities for loving compassion and wisdom.

John Makransky is Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior advisor for Kathmandu University’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion (a socially engaged contemplative organization), and author of the popular meditation manual Awakening Through Love. Since 1978, Dr. Makransky has studied with lamas of three Tibetan lineages, and in 2000 was ordained a lama in the lineage of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. Since then John has taught meditations of compassion and wisdom adapted from Tibet in newly accessible ways to a diverse range of professionals and has lectured at many institutions including Brown, Emory, and Harvard Divinity School. Presentations of the Center are offered free of charge. Donations are gratefully accepted.

Becoming a Benefactor by John Makransky Thursday, September 18, 5:30pm at the center, Callejón Blanco 4.


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