From the Teachers

Great powers of goodness are hidden in us, but our habits of thought obstruct and hide them from us.
~ Lama John Makransky

Our Mission

To empower people with profound contemplative practices that support their aspirations to become better people and to make a better world.



donate_button3Dharma students traditionally make an offering when receiving dharma teachings such as the audio and video files below. Such generosity empowers our own practice of innate compassion and wisdom while also helping the Foundation for Active Compassion to help others.
Please consider making a donation if you choose to listen to or download any of these files.

Awakening Through Love

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Awakening Through Love book

Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness

John Makransky (Wisdom Publications, 2007)

Identifying and Communing with Benefactors: - (approx. 16 mins)



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
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.

Website Links

A selection of links to other websites offering teachings and information relating to our practices

john_m_bausJohn Makransky delivers lecture Buddhist Association of the United States "Compassionate Activism: Meditations Adapted from Tibet to Empower Service and Action"

rye_buildingExcellent On-Line Courses on Buddhist Thought & Tibetan Language, recommended by Lama John. Proceeds go to rebuilding monastic study centers damaged in Nepal Earthquake.

tsoknyi_r1Tsoknyi Rinpoche in conversation with John Makransky at Wellesly College

leah_video_smallLeah Weiss Ekstrom's TedTalk on "Uncovering Real Compassion"