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From the Teachers

In the mystery there is something more trustworthy.
~ Lama John Makransky

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To empower people with profound, accessible spiritual practices that support their individual and collective work to become better people and to make a better world. ...more

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PHILIP OSGOOD
HOSPICE SERVICE
BROOKSVILLE, MAINE

My wife, Lydia, and I are both Hospice volunteers in Maine and have found hospice work to be one of those areas where a nonprofessional volunteer can make a huge difference and offer substantial service to both the hospice client – the person actively dying – and to their families & loved ones. read more...

 
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BETTY HOLMES
PSYCHOTHERAPIST
AUSTIN, TX

As a psychotherapist, a wife and mother, I often find myself face-to-face with pain and suffering. I might be listening to a client tell their story of trauma. I might be watching someone I love deal with life-threatening issues. Like all human beings, I might be struggling with challenges of my own... read more...

 
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ERIC ZEEB
MEDITATION TEACHER
SAN LUIS OBISPO, CALIFORNIA

The practice of Natural Wisdom and Compassion, as transmitted by Lama John, has unequivocally transformed my life. During a week-long retreat where I was introduced to this practice, I was wisely, compassionately and skillfully guided by Lama John... read more...

 

Guiding Teachers

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The Foundation for Active Compassion provides the vehicle for John Makransky, with associate teachers Julie Forsythe and Bob Morrison and the Meditation Teachers that he has trained, to nourish activists and caregivers with contemplative methods that evoke greater motivation, fuller presence to others, and joy in the midst of challenging work. more...