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From the Teachers

If the mind is still or if the mind is thinking, what is it that's not changing?
~ 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.


Don Belanger  ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )
Don lives in Concord, NH with his wife and teenage son. He works as a Special Education and Art Teacher in at-risk shelter settings and in public middle and high schools.
Don has been practicing in the Zen Buddhist tradition since 1992 and in the beginning of 2004, he joined a Tibetan Dzogchen practice group. He has been leading meditations in that group since 2005. During that time, he recognized a connection with Lama John Makransky and his teachings of Innate Wisdom and Compassion and now focuses on those practices. He has attended retreats with Sensei Sunyana Graef, Albert Low, Lama Surya Das, Lama Willa Miller, and Lama John Makransky.
He leads 2 Innate Compassion and Wisdom meditation groups in Concord, New Hampshire, a Buddhist group and a non-denominational group.