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Everyone is profoundly the same in their deepest nature, so all matter equally.
~ Lama John Makransky

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john_m_uvaJohn Makransky delivers lecture at UVA "Adapting Compassion Training from Tibet for Secular Applications: Empowering the Deeper Personhood of Self and Others"

john_m_hinghamJohn Makransky delivers Interfaith Lecture at Glastonbury Abbey

"Fierce Compassion as a Force for Social Change"

International Conference on Tibetan Buddhism,
October 2010
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Click here for video of Lama John Makransky leading panel on Socially Engaged Buddhism


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