John Makransky

 John Makransky
Address2825 Lexington Road
Louisville, KY 40280

Associate Professor, Boston College, Department of Theology

B.A., Yale University,
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison,

Makransky received his PhD in Buddhist Studies and South Asian Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Madison with Fulbright-sponsored research in India, Nepal and Tibet. He did post-doctoral research at the University of Iowa, then taught at Middlebury College before joining the theology department at Boston College, Department of Theology. Having studied for twenty-five years with Lamas of four Tibetan Buddhist lineages, Makransky was installed as a Lama in the Nyingma order of Nyoshul Khenpo in August 2000. He has conducted workshops and meditation retreats throughout the United States, both for practicing Buddhists and for Christians, Jews and others interested in comparative and dialogical encounter with Buddhist traditions.

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