The South Fork of the Eel River runs through Gomde’s land. (Gomde — Contributed)

Rangjung Yeshe Gomde, a Tibetan Buddhist retreat center in Leggett, will host a seminar on loving-kindness led by Lama John Makransky from March 8 to 10.

Lama John Makransky is a professor of Buddhism and comparative theology at Boston College. (Courtesy of Lama John Makransky)

Makransky is a professor of Buddhism and comparative theology at Boston College. His instructions on “Opening to Awakened Awareness through Unconditional Love and Compassion” will help people connect with the basic goodness that lies at the heart of their own experience. He’s the developer of the Innate Compassion Training model and a senior adviser for Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre of Buddhist Studies in Nepal, former president of the Society of Buddhist-Christian Studies and co-founder of the Foundation for Active Compassion and Courage of Care Coalition. In 2000, he was ordained a lama within the Nyingma, Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. As a meditation teacher, his is known for guiding participants in their discovery of innate wisdom and love.

This retreat is both for Buddhists who wish to deepen their experience of awakening and for people of all faiths and backgrounds who seek an accessible way to cultivate unconditional powers of love, compassion, and discernment for action. There will be guided meditations, explanation of key concepts and discussion with participants to clarify and empower their practice. Lodging is available for this seminar and meals are provided.

For registration information, visit, email or call 858-401-9070.


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