Daylong Retreat, via Zoom
Unconditional Love as a Doorway into, and Expression of, the Nature of the Mind
with Lama John Makransky
Sunday, September 19; 9:30AM to 12:30 PM (with breaks), 12:30 to 1:30 for a lunch break, then 1:30 to 3PM.
This retreat will be fully remote, and it will take place via Zoom.
donation: $25-50 registration + teacher donation (we encourage you to
consider giving teacher dana equal to or greater than what you gave for
retreat will explore ways of accessing and settling into our innate
awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism. By
participating in an empowering field of loving, spiritual connection, we
can become increasingly receptive to the openness, lucidity and
compassionate capacity of our buddha nature. Yet parts of us, often
unconsciously, can prevent us from becoming more fully receptive to such
qualities of awakening. To address that, we will focus on ways that the
unconditional, healing powers of our buddha nature can help realign all
parts of us with that nature. Then our innate awareness can
increasingly manifest of itself, unleashing powers of love, discernment
and creative responsiveness. Guided meditations, explanation of key
principles, and discussion will clarify our collective practice.
John Makransky, PhD, is
Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College,
senior advisor for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre of Buddhist Studies in Nepal
and co-creator of the Sustainable Compassion Training model for drawing on
innate human capacities of love and awareness. John's academic
writings have focused on connections between practices of wisdom, compassion
and devotion in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism, on adapting Buddhist practices to meet
contemporary minds, and on theoretical issues in interfaith learning. In
2000, John was ordained as a Lama, a meditation teacher of innate 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 underlying powers of love and wisdom.
ZOOM LINK: https://zoom.us/j/9431561684?pwd=YVQ1N1VzNWE3dGR4RERSZ1l3Zks0Zz09
Dial in by phone for audio only: Call (646) 558-8656. Meeting ID: 943 156 1684. Password: 242.
*In keeping with the Buddhist tradition of dana (generosity), the
suggested registration amounts for our classes and retreats do not include any
payment for the teacher. The teachers are paid entirely out of the students'
generosity. Please consider giving a donation to the teacher in order to
support their ability to continue to share the dharma. We encourage you to
consider teacher dana equal to or greater than the amount you gave for
registration. You may give a donation at the time of registration and give later
donations through our teacher dana link. Everyone is welcome to all of our
events regardless of ability to donate.
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