From the Teachers

In the mystery there is something more trustworthy.
~ 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.


Bob Morrison
Bob Morrison
Bob Morrison is a guiding teacher with Foundation for Active Compassion, dedicated to sharing these life-transforming wisdom practices with Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. Since meeting the late Nyoshul Khenpo Rinpoche in 1994, he has studied and practiced Dzogchen and other teachings of Tibetan Buddhism with Lama Surya Das, Lama John Makransky, Lama Willa Miller, Charles Genoud, Brendan Kennedy and Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche.

Bob has been leading meditations of Innate Wisdom and Compassion for many years in the Cambridge area for the Foundation for Active Compassion and on retreats, as well as mentoring newly emerging meditation teachers of these practices.

He is also a meditation teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship, under the guidance of Lama Willa Miller. There he serves as a mentor for students in year-long “margha” training programs in natural meditation and bodhicitta practices. With Lama Willa, he leads seasonal wilderness retreats throughout New England.

As a cancer survivor, Bob’s special interests include helping others embrace the challenges of life-threatening illness as spiritual opportunities; as an avid hiker, exploring the awakening power of nature and what is described in Dzogchen as “the magical display of appearances”; and as a writer, discovering the spontaneous creativity that can unfold by tapping regularly into sources beyond the ordinary conceptual mind.

Bob teaches Innate Compassion and Wisdom Meditation in Cambridge and Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts.