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.

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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Fear in the Bardo: Manjushri

We are swimming in fear, consciously and unconsciously. Here Manjushri begins a series of Teachings on our situation today, introducing the powerful image of the Bardo – a Tibetan concept of the strange space/time we find ourselves in between incarnations. I hope this is helpful. Fear In the Bardo: A Teaching by Manjushri May 9,…

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Our Hearts Are Breaking: A Talk by Penny

Hello, everyone…I was invited to preach at St Johns UCC Church here on Madeline Island last Sunday. I gave a talk on welcoming our grief, for in our grief we also will find the seeds of kindness and healing. This is a link to the whole service; my talk begins about minute 13.  

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You Are Part of the Great Network

  April 7, 2020 Good morning, Manjushri Sir: I come to you in the midst of so many cross cutting pressures and questions and confusions. Kwan Yin suggested I invite you to offer me a Teaching, perhaps about the situation and perhaps about my tasks now, as we head ever more deeply into this pandemic….

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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.