From the Teachers

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


Dharma Teaching

Meditations of Natural Wisdom and Compassion

In these workshops and retreats, guided meditations are adapted from the natural ease tradition of Tibet (dzogchen) to help participants deepen their experience of liberating wisdom and loving compassion—the essence of the spirit of enlightenment (bodhicitta). To receive and extend loving compassion helps the mind relax into its most natural state—the liberating wisdom of simplicity, openness, and presence beyond self-clinging. By resting in its natural state, the mind can further unleash its innate capacity of loving compassion. As this synergy of love and wisdom unfolds, we become more fully present to others—communing with them in the depth of their being instead of reacting to them from habitual judgments. When this unity of love and wisdom is embodied in our daily lives, through our relationships, service and action, it becomes the most powerful force to heal our world and to remake it into a place of mutual reverence, care and joy. The ancient bodhisattva path of enlightenment comes newly alive in the particulars of our lives. In this way, we learn to bless the world as bodhisattvas before us have done.

Included are teachings and guided meditations for deepening the wisdom in the nature of mind that cuts through karmic obscurations, uncovering the spirit of enlightenment in its absolute and relative aspects, taking the six perfections into the particulars of ordinary life, exploring how practices of offering, purification, and communion reveal connections between reverence, liberating wisdom and compassion.

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