John Makransky, PhD has practiced meditations of compassion and wisdom from Tibetan Buddhism for 30 years and has pioneered new ways of taking them into the worlds of social service and social justice by making them accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths. A professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College, John is also a senior advisor to Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche’s Centre for Buddhist Studies in Nepal, affiliated with Kathmandu University and Rangjung Yeshe Institute. In 2000, John was ordained a Tibetan Buddhist lama in the lineage of Nyoshul Khenpo and Lama Surya Das. As a meditation teacher at retreats across the U.S., John became known for guiding participants in their discovery of innate wisdom and love. He is the guiding meditation teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion, and the author of Awakening through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness.