Okay – here’s a good question: How do we abide fully in the spirit of of our giving and work with others? Our lives are full, we are all busy people and it’s all too easy to slip into  mindless auto-pilot state when it comes to living – and giving.

Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology, John Makransky, is offering a free Webinar on February 23rd for philanthropists, volunteers, anyone engaged in the spirit of service. In this session, participants are taught how meditations of compassion and wisdom may empower people involved in all kinds of service and work for social change.

Included will be guided meditations of loving communion and awareness adapted from Tibet for people of all backgrounds and faiths, the relevance of these practices for service and social justice work, connections to Gandhi and the Dalai Lama, Q & A and discussion. The meditations are intended to help us prevent burnout and compassion fatigue, become more fully present to self and others, and replenish energy for service.

Having gone to Tibet myself a few years ago, and always seeking to bring more mindfulness into my life, I’m excited to hear what this guy has to say!

Read more or register at the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society: http://www.contemplativemind.org/events/events.html

A webinar with John Makransky
Associate Professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology, Boston College
Wednesday, February 23, 2011, 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET

What about you? Do you practice any form of mindfulness, meditation or prayer? How do these inner practices help renew your energy for your “outer” work – your activism, charitable giving or service?

I would love to hear what you think (or if you’re currently in a meditation – what you are not thinking…!).