Monday, March 15, 2010

Contemplation, Service and Action

Rangjung Yeshe Institute is pleased to announce a public lecture series by Dr. John Makransky, Boston College, USA.

Contemplation, Service and Action—

Meditations of Compassion and Wisdom for People who Serve Others.

In these lectures John Makransky will discuss ways that meditations of compassion and wisdom may inform and empower service and action for teachers, development and health workers, therapists, community organizers and others in service professions. Included are guided meditations of compassion and wisdom, their relevance for relationship and service, connections to approaches of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, and Thich Nhat Hanh, and participant questions and discussion.


Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling Monastery, Boudhanath, Kathmandu


April 5: 1.00-3.00 pm.

April 6: 1.00-2.30 pm.

April 9: 1.00-2.30 pm.

The lectures are sponsored by Rangjung Yeshe Institute and free to the public.

John Makransky is an Associate Professor of Buddhism at Boston College and a senior faculty advisor for the Centre for Buddhist Studies in Boudhanath, Kathmandu. He has taught contemplative practices of compassion and wisdom for service and action in diverse social service and dharma settings, such as Boston College, Harvard Divinity School and the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. He is author of Awakening through Love and Buddhahood Embodied, and co-editor of Buddhist Theology.