From the Teachers

The energy, will, and power of love bridges the apparent gap or divide between self and other.
~ Lama John Makransky

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Awakening Through Love Set

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Awakening Through Love book

Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness

John Makransky (Wisdom Publications, 2007)

Awakening Through Love CD

Awakening Through Love Guided Meditations
mp3 File - Downloadable

Led by Lama John Makransky
Downloadable mp3 file - $14.95 US

On these mp3 files (comparable to 2 CDs) Lama John Makransky orally guides his meditations of Natural Wisdom, Love and Compassion on six meditation tracks. Click here to purchase.


Meditation on Extending Love - (approx. 27 mins)

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Talk and Guided Meditations from Lama John Makransky's presentation at the Buddhist Association of the United States at Chuang Yen Monastery in NY, July 2013.  "Compassionate Activism: Meditations Adapted from Tibet to Empower Service and Action"

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


A selection of articles. Click here to view all.