White Heron Sangha

The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom, A Weekend Retreat with Lama John Makaransky

  • 01 Mar 2014
  • 9:30 AM
  • 02 Mar 2014
  • 3:00 PM
  • Morro Bay Vets' Hall, 209 Surf St, Morro Bay 93442

Registration

  • The retreat fee covers both days but does not include a payment to the teacher. The teachings are given on a donation basis only. Please be generous with your offering to the teacher, which can be made online on our donations page or by check or cash at the retreat.
  • CE credit will be given for attending both days. No credit will be given for partial days. The retreat fee covers both days and the CE units, but does not include a payment to the teacher. The teachings are given on a donation basis only. Please be generous with your offering to the teacher, which can be made online on our donations page or by check or cash at the retreat.
  • * The retreat price is $40, but if you can't afford the full retreat fee, please pay what you can. If you pay online, enter the amount you're able to pay and an adjustment will be made to the invoice later.
  • Help with retreat tasks before, during, or after retreat in lieu of fee. Contact Barbara Scott: (805)541-6099.

Please come early to the retreat if you're paying at the door.

Special arrangements can be made if you find you cannot pay the full fee. No one will be turned away for non-payment of the registration fee.

 

The Healing Power of Innate Love and Wisdom

 A weekend retreat with Lama John Makransky

 

 

During this retreat, Lama John will adapt for Westerners meditation practices from Tibetan Buddhism, with special focus on a Dzogchen approach to bodhichitta, the essence of loving compassion and wisdom.

To receive love deeply and extend it impartially can help the mind release into its most natural stateundefinedthe wisdom of openness, simplicity and presence beyond self-clinging. By resting in its natural state, the mind can further unleash its innate capacity of love.

When this unity of love and wisdom is embodied in relationships, service and action, it becomes a force to heal our world.  The ancient bodhisattva path of awakening is rediscovered by paying new attention to the particulars of our lives.

John Makransky, PhD is a professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, senior advisor to Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre of Buddhist Studies in Nepal, and a lecturer at Harvard Divinity School. In 2000, John was ordained a Tibetan Buddhist lama in the lineage of Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche. He is the guiding meditation teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion, a socially engaged Buddhist organization that trains social servants of all faiths in meditations of compassion and wisdom adapted from Tibet.

To find out more about Lama John go to www.johnmakransky.org; for the Foundation for Active Compassion, go to www.foundationforactivecompassion.org.

Continuing education credit (9 CE hours) is available for this retreat at no additional cost for the following California professionals: Marriage and Family Therapists, Social Workers, Psychologists, Counselors, Nurses, Physical Therapists, Physical Therapist Assistants, Occupational Therapists, Psychiatric Technicians and Certified Nursing Assistants. The CE Sponsors are: FlexTherapistCEUs, Quantum Units Education, and Mindful Continuing Education. If interested in receiving CEs for this retreat, please see CEPolicy for more information.

                

When:

Saturday, March 1, 2014

9:30AM-5:00PM

Sunday, March 2, 2014

9:30AM-3:00PM

Where:

Morro Bay Veterans Building, 209 Surf St, Morro Bay 93442 (map)

 

Cost:

$40, which covers the expenses of the sangha in putting on the event, but does not include a payment to the teacher.

Arrangements can be made if the fee is excessive for you. We encourage you to attend both days in order to appreciate fully the teachings.

The teachings are offered freely; none of the event fee goes to the teacher. A dana (donation) basket will be available to help support the work of the teacher. We try to keep our fees at a minimum so that you can be truly generous with your donation to the teacher. You can donate to the teacher online here: dana or by check or cash at the retreat.

Registration:

You can register and pay online (through PayPal, including credit card) or at the door (cash or check only). Pre-registration is preferred but is not required.

Bring your lunch. Tea and snacks will be provided. Bring a mat and cushion if you want to sit on the floor. Chairs will be available. For questions, contact Barbara Scott at barbascott@sbcglobal.net or 541-6099.

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