Embrace this stunning opportunity to build a new world,
the world you long to live in yourself...

Do you long for healing — of yourself, your community, and your world?

Would you welcome a powerful understanding of this challenging moment in our lives and the opportunities it offers?

We are watching our familiar world self-destruct. We are confused, frightened, and disoriented. We know grief and loss and suffering.

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The Book

What in the World is Going On? Wisdom Teachings for Our Time  offers a rich description of how fear has permeated our lives. Fear creates endless suffering in every life, and blocks our awareness of our interdependence with each other. Manjushri, the great Tibetan deity of wisdom, explains how to open ourselves to the compassion at the very heart of the cosmos, healing ourselves and our communities. He encourages us to awaken our heart center and welcome the new consciousness.

Recent Teachings, Talks and Interviews

Through Penny Gill, Manjushri has continued to offer Teachings in support of our own developing wisdom and understanding of what is going on in our world. These will be posted here along with occasional pieces by Penny Gill and others.

Find the Calm: Advice from Manjushri

In these frightening and turbulent times, there are powerful ways to stay awake and stay calm. Read on! I woke in a pool of sadness and distress this morning, lonely and discouraged and without energy for any task. Underneath that lay great swaths of grief over the continuing attacks on the essential institutions of the…

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Dont Do Anything!

Hello, everyone…a crisp, fall day here on Madeline Island. I am swimming in a great, swirling sea of yellow! Many of us are very worried about the very process of this election: will it be fair? Will all votes be counted? Will those defeated leave gracefully?  Is there anything we can do, to protect this…

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Witness the Destruction. Hold the Center. Breathe kindness. A Teaching from Manjushri

Greetings, dear friends, at this auspicious moment of Equinox and the Days of Awe.  My heart’s prayer is that we may recognize our many failures as citizens of this blessed earth and find our way to building communities fit to live in, even to flourish in!                  …

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Instructions from Manjushri

    Greetings, dear friends around the world! We are a global network, enriched by our shared concerns about our world.  My book What in The World Is Going On? is dedicated to “all those who hold the world in their heart.” That is who we are, and my heart is full of joy to…

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About Manjushri

Considered the great Bodhisattva of Wisdom, Manjushri is a central figure in Tibetan Buddhism. He holds a sword over his head, ready to cut through ignorance and delusion.

He arrived, unbidden, to Penny Gill years ago, and offered to give her an alternative view of the contemporary world and its major problems.

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About Penny Gill

Penny Gill, retired Dean of the College and Mary Lyon Professor of Humanities at Mount Holyoke College, taught political science for 45 years. She has long been interested in several spiritual traditions, as well as the work of C.G. Jung. She now lives on Madeline Island, one of the twenty-two Apostle Islands in western Lake Superior, where she continues to receive Teachings from Manjushri and Kwan Yin.