From the Teachers

When you know the layers of suffering in yourself well, you can sense them in others and have empathy and compassion for them naturally.
~ 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.


Innate Wisdom & Compassion Meditation Group

When: Every Tuesday
7:30 - 9:00 pm
Where: First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church
3 Church Street, Harvard Square
Cambridge, MA                        map link
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Meditation Teacher

baehr_jJoel Baehr


Joel Baehr is a pastoral psychotherapist in private practice and Buddhist teacher. He regularly teaches Natural Wisdom and Compassion meditation in a number of settings around Cambridge, MA, in Massachusetts prisons, and online. Occasionally he is invited to teach by sanghas in upstate NY and elsewhere. His passion is pragmatic spirituality: spiritual wisdom and practice applied directly to the worlds of relationships and work. He is the author of "Buddhism in Everyday Life," an online course first offered by Barnes and Noble.  Find it now at

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