“In seven chapters Makransky delivers a solid and substantive map of ways to unleash the power of love.... Awakening through love comes with practice, and Makransky gives us plenty to work with in this helpful book. ”
— Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality & Practice
the book by John Makransky

Reviews and Media

media contact

Scott Tillitt / Antidote Collective
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press releases

“Making Love Accessible — And Relevant: Awakening Through Love pioneers new ways of using Tibetan Buddhist practices: in family, work, service, social action.”

recent media

Journal of Buddhist Ethics (2008)
John N. Sheveland, Department of Religious Studies, Gonzaga University
extensive academic review of Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness

Shambhala Sun (March 2008)
“Books in Brief”
(review of Awakening Through Love)

Chronogram (January 2008)
“Short Takes”
(review of Awakening Through Love)

Many Hands: New England's Magazine for Holistic Health (Winter 2007)
“Awaken the power of love”
(book review of Awakening Through Love)

Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal (Dec 07/Jan 08)
Editor's Choice book review of Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest Goodness
Click here to download as a PDF

Boston Globe (Sept. 30, 2007)
“Sharing enlightenment: In his new book, professor spreads word of Buddhism”
Susan Chaityn Lebovits
(a profile of John Makransky in the weekly "People" column)
Click here to download as a scanned JPEG image

Tricycle: The Buddhist Review (Fall 2007)
“Love Is All Around: Recognizing the Unconditional Love in our Lives”
John Makransky
(an adapted excerpt of Awakening Through Love)
Click here to download as a PDF

Spirituality & Practice
“Book Review: Awakening Through Love
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat

downloadable materials

Awakening Through Love summary 

Awakening Through Love endorsements 

Q&A with John Makransky 

downloadable images

Awakening Through Love book cover 

John Makransky hi-res headshot (ZIP file)