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POSTPONED – Awakening to Unconditional Love and Compassion

June 3 - June 7


Awakening to Unconditional Love and Compassion: A 5-Day Compassion Meditation Retreat with Lama John Makransky, PhD

The June 3-7, 2020 retreat has been postponed to June 26-30, 2021

We will make details about the 2021 retreat available as we get them. If you registered for the 2020 retreat and haven’t received an email from us, please contact us at info@benedictinewomen.org or 608-836-1631, x119.

About Lama John Makransky, PhD

Lama John Makransky is a well-known Buddhist scholar and gifted Western meditation teacher. John established and is the guiding meditation teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion, and is the author of the popular book, Awakening through Love.  Academically, John is professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College and senior academic advisor and lecturer for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal. His research has focused on doctrines and practices of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism, on adapting meditation practices for contemporary applications, and on theoretical issues in interfaith learning.  Since 1978, John has studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of his Tibetan teachers, and in 2000 was ordained a Buddhist lama in the lineage of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche.  Since then, John has made meditations of innate compassion and wisdom from Tibet newly accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths by teaching these meditation methods to people in many caring roles and professions, including healthcare givers, teachers, mental health professionals, social workers, hospice volunteers, and social change agents.

For more information, teachings, and guided meditations by Lama John Makransky, please visit the Foundation for Active Compassion: https://foundationforactivecompassion.org/



June 3
June 7
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Holy Wisdom Monastery*
4200 County Road M
Middleton, WI 53562 United States

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Holy Wisdom Monastery
4200 County Road M
Middleton WI 53562
608-836-1631, x100
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