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April 2020

Online 7-Week Program: A Secure Core of Compassion and Awareness for Insecure Times

April 9, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - May 22, 2020 @ 8:30 pm
Online

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky

This seven-week, online training is co-sponsored by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and the Foundation for Active Compassion. It will be held Thursday and Friday evenings at 7:30- 8:30 EDT from April 9 through May 22, 2020. Description: During this pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others. Yet many of us—and those around us — are experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear and unease. Many of us seek a healing way to process those feelings, so we can…

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May 2020

LIVE ONLINE: Finding a Core of Inner Safety, Compassion, and Awareness in Uncertain Times

May 2, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online NH United States

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.

During this pandemic, we are called to care for ourselves and others. Yet many of us are experiencing feelings of anxiety, fear and unease, feelings that are shared with those around us. Many of us seek a healing way to process these fearful parts of ourselves, so we can become a stable and healing presence for others. In this workshop, Richard Schwartz, developer of the Internal Family Systems Model (IFS), and Lama John Makransky, developer of the Sustainable Compassion Training…

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Online 6-Week Program: Mindful Aging-An Exploration

May 5, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - June 9, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
Online

Teacher(s): Diana Grove, Katherine Bonus

Register here: https://apm.activecommunities.com/uwhealth/Activity_Search/7345 "The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing with new eyes." Proust This class is for those who have already been introduced to mindfulness. In this online class we will gently begin to explore our relationship to aging. Through mindfulness practices including deep listening, gentle movement and guided sitting meditation, we can learn to befriend the changes and discover the opportunities in aging for deepening in wisdom and compassion. Our mind…

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June 2020

LIVE ONLINE: Empowering Access to Awakened Awareness through Unconditional Love and Compassion

June 12, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - June 18, 2020 @ 12:45 pm
Online
$300

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Bob Morrison, Ilona O’Connor

This program will explore ways of accessing and settling into our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism. By participating in an empowering field of loving, spiritual connection, we can become increasingly receptive to the unconditioned openness, wisdom and compassionate energy of our buddha nature. Yet parts of us, often unconsciously, may prevent us from becoming more fully receptive to such qualities of awakening. This is true even for long-time practitioners. To address that, we will focus on…

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January 2021

Buddhist and Christian Methods for Personal and Social Awakening

January 29 @ 7:00 pm - January 31 @ 12:00 pm
An Online Retreat by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, 149 Lockwood Road
Barre, MA 01005
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Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Melanie Harris, PhD

For Information and registration for this Online Retreat: https://www.buddhistinquiry.org/course/buddhist-and-christian-methods-for-personal-and-social-awakening/ Description: Classical Buddhist traditions have focused on psychological tendencies of misperception and mis-reaction --delusion, greed, and ill will--as primary causes of suffering. Such traditions have provided contemplative, ritual and ethical practices to liberate people from those inner causes of suffering. Christian liberation theologies have identified oppressive social systems as primary causes of suffering, and have provided historical analysis and social activism to empower people to liberate themselves from those systems. In…

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March 2021

Sustainable Compassion Training Winter Practice Program

March 4 @ 7:00 pm - April 22 @ 8:30 pm

Teacher(s): Paul Condon

Sustainable Compassion Training enables us to find an unconditional power of care from within that is deeply healing and sustaining, empowering the best of who we are and our aspirations to contribute to a more just and loving world. Paul Condon will introduce a new practice weekly, sharing its ancient roots, contemporary relevance and connections within psychological science. Sessions will include guided practice time and Q&A. When: February 4 - March 25 Eight Thursday evenings, 7:00 - 8:30 PM Where:…

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Unconditional Love as Doorway into Awakening

March 6 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Rangjung Yeshe Gomde California, 66000 Drive Thru Tree Road
Leggett, CA 95585 United States
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Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky

This day-long retreat will explore ways of accessing and settling into our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism. We will learn how to participate in an empowering field of loving, spiritual connection, and so become increasingly receptive to the unconditioned openness, wisdom and compassionate energy of our essential nature—known in the Buddhist tradition as buddha nature.  Times are listed in Pacific Standard Time. Register Now

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April 2021

Accessing our Buddha Nature with support from psychological science

April 17 @ 9:00 am - April 18 @ 12:00 pm
Online

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Paul Condon

This program will explore ways of accessing and settling into our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma Dzogchen) with support from modern psychological science. By participating in an empowering field of loving spiritual connection, we can become increasingly receptive to the unconditioned openness, wisdom, and compassionate energy of our buddha nature. Yet parts of us, often unconsciously, tend to prevent us from more fully accessing such qualities of awakening. This is true even for long-time practitioners.…

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July 2021

Awakening Informed by Psychological Science

July 9 @ 5:00 pm - July 13 @ 5:00 pm
An Online Retreat by Barre Center for Buddhist Studies, 149 Lockwood Road
Barre, MA 01005
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Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Paul Condon

This program will explore ways of accessing and reunifying with our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma Dzogchen) with support from modern psychological science. By participating in an empowering field of loving spiritual connection, we can become increasingly receptive to the unconditioned openness, lucidity, and loving energy of our buddha nature. Throughout the program, we will explore how several leading theories across psychology can inform and empower this process of awakening—attachment theory, self-identities, the constructed nature…

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August 2021

Accessing our Buddha Nature with support from psychological science

August 27 @ 5:00 pm - August 29 @ 5:00 pm
Wonderwell Mountain Refuge, 253 Philbrick Hill Road
Springfield, NH 03748 United States
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Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Paul Condon

This program will explore ways of accessing and settling into our innate awakened awareness through practices adapted from Tibetan Buddhism (Nyingma Dzogchen) with support from modern psychological science. By participating in an empowering field of loving spiritual connection, we can become increasingly receptive to the unconditioned openness, wisdom, and compassionate energy of our buddha nature. Yet parts of us, often unconsciously, tend to prevent us from more fully accessing such qualities of awakening. This is true even for long-time practitioners. To…

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September 2021

Unconditional Love as a Doorway Into, and Expression of, the Nature of the Mind

September 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
Insight Meditation Center of Pioneer Valley, 116 Pleasant St #242
Easthampton, MA 01027 United States
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Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky

In person day retreat with Lama John Makransky. 9:30am to 3pm. For information and registration, go to: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/event_step2/MTE2Njky/113777

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October 2021

Unconditional Compassion and Deep Interfaith Learning

October 10
Online

Teacher(s): Lama John Makransky, Rabbi Sheila Weinberg

Developed by Lama John Makransky with a teaching team, sustainable compassion training is adapted from Tibetan Buddhism into a form accessible to people of all spiritual backgrounds who wish to access a power of love and compassion that can be more sustaining and unconditional. Rabbi Sheila Weinberg has been a rabbi for 34 years and is one of the founders of the Institute for Jewish Spirituality. In this day of learning and practice, John will share his sustainable compassion understandings…

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