WHAT WE DO
To empower people with profound contemplative practices that support their aspirations to become better people and to make a better world.
To do this by providing powerfully transformative practices of innate compassion and wisdom from Tibetan Buddhism, adapted into forms that are accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths.
To thereby help people find an unconditional power of care from within that is deeply healing and sustaining, and that helps them become more fully present to themselves and to others within their relationships, service and social action.
To enliven and inform the spiritual lives of people of diverse traditions by teaching these practices in contexts of deep inter-religious exchange and interdisciplinary learning.
To maintain an enriching connection with the depth of wisdom and experience held by teachers and institutions of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.
FOUNDATION FOR ACTIVE COMPASSION
Ilona OʼConnor is a guiding teacher with the Foundation for Active Compassion. She has studied with Lama John Makransky since 2007 and has been inspired by his transmission to teach practices of Innate Wisdom and Compassion in both Budddhist and non-Buddhist contexts.