Our community engages in practices that support awakening and compassionate action in the world. We are grounded in Buddhist and other wisdom traditions, inspired by the teachings of Lama John Makransky, Lama Willa Baker, Rupert Spira, and other teachers. Our community welcomes those beginning to explore contemplative practice and experienced meditators. People of all faith traditions, as well as those who do not identify with any faith, are invited to join us.
AHPC Meditation Teachers
Carol Marsh & Ilona O’Connor
Wednesdays @ 7 pm ET
Marge Houy, Dawn-Starr Crowther
Sundays @ 4 pm MST
Santa Fe, NM
2nd and 4th Mondays @ 7 pm MST
Cathy Cornell, Paul Knitter
1st and 3rd Sundays @ 7pm CST
Philip Osgood, Sheila Moir
Thursdays @ 6 pm ET
Wednesdays @ 7 pm ET
Joel is a teacher for Natural Dharma Fellowship, having studied and practiced for decades with Lama Willa Baker, Lama John Makransky, Brendan Kennedy, Lama Surya Das, Thomas Hora, and many teachers of Tibetan Buddhism and other spiritual traditions. Since 1967, Joel has integrated these teachings with his practice of psychotherapy, relationship therapy, consulting, and Unitarian Universalist ministry.
Elise Hoblitzelle has been interested in the nature of belief and of the mind most of her life. For 25 years, she has been exploring various meditation practices and Buddhist traditions. Since 2014, she has been studying primarily with Lama Willa Baker, Lama Liz Monson, and Lama John Makransky. Elise has taught with Foundation for Active Compassion.
Tamara was introduced to meditation in the Western esoteric traditions. An introduction to bodhicitta led her to Tibetan Buddhism. She has studied under teachers in the Dzogchen tradition since 2004. She has taught meditation for Natural Dharma Fellowship and Foundation for Active Compassion. Current teachers are Lama John Makransky, Lama Willa Baker, and Mark Sullivan.
Carol has been practicing the dharma for over twenty years, primarily in the Tibetan Buddhist traditions. Her teachers include Lama John Makransky, Lama Willa Baker, and the non-dual teacher Rupert Spira. She has taught with Foundation for Active Compassion and in prison sanghas.
Eric has been practicing the dharma since the early 1990s. He has a strong affinity for dharma study, chanting, and meditative practices that nurture and express our innate compassion and wisdom. Eric's current teachers include Lama Willa Baker, Lama Liz Monson, Lama John Makransky, Anam Thubten, and Rob Preece. Eric has taught meditation with Foundation for Active Compassion and Natural Dharma Fellowship.
Ilona has a BA in Religious Studies. Raised in the Catholic tradition, she was a member of the Boston Catholic Worker community. She has led practices of love and wisdom in the Buddhist tradition since 2010. Her current teacher is Rupert Spira. She has taught with the Foundation for Active Compassion.