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Our fundamental awareness, prior to all patterns of self-centered clinging, is essentially unconditioned, pure and undefiled.
~ Lama John Makransky

Our Mission

To empower people with profound, accessible spiritual practices that support their individual and collective work to become better people and to make a better world. ...more

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JANE VECCHIO
COLLEGE TEACHER
NORTHAMPTON, MA

After two decades of community college teaching I was burned out, dried up, and nearly done in. I’d gone from loving my students to avoiding them, and I was in mourning for those lost connections and for my missing joy. Then I serendipitously found these mediation practices, and, slowly but profoundly, I rediscovered my connection to my work, and my students became newly precious to me. read more...

 
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JANE BURDICK
FELDENKRAIS PRACTITIONER
PORTLAND, ME

John Makransky first started introducing the practices of Innate Wisdom and Love/Compassion in the late nineties.  I was lucky enough to be present then and these are still my core practices today.  I was and am deeply struck by how profound they are, trusting them to safely reveal layer upon layer of holding patterns while opening to our truest being.  They are simple yet... read more...

 
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ANDRIA WHITED
RESEARCH MONITOR
NEW YORK, NY

I work at the New York State Psychiatric Institute for the Institutional Review Board (IRB). The IRB is tasked with protecting human subjects involved in research. My role as research monitor, reviewing study charts to ensure compliance, can sometimes be viewed contentiously by researchers. read more...

 

Guiding Teachers

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The Foundation for Active Compassion provides the vehicle for John Makransky, with associate teachers Julie Forsythe, Leah Weiss Ekstrom, Bob Morrison and the Meditation Teachers that he has trained, to nourish activists and caregivers with contemplative methods that evoke greater motivation, fuller presence to others, and joy in the midst of challenging work. more...