Webinar with Alan Wallace – Stilling the Mind to Fathom its Depth

Join this online event with B. Alan Wallace sponsored by East West Bookshop on Wednesday, September 1 at 5:30-7:00pm (PDT)   The origins and nature of the mind, as well as what happens at death remain mysteries to modern science, as does the mind-body problem. Like every other natural phenomenon, if you wish to understand [...]

By |2021-08-27T10:57:55-07:00August 27th, 2021|Comments Off on Webinar with Alan Wallace – Stilling the Mind to Fathom its Depth

The Wisdom of Atisha and Knowing Our Own Minds – A Virtual Retreat, sponsored by Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

This retreat will begin with oral commentaries on Alan Wallace’s two freshly translated dialogues between Atisha and his principal disciple Drom Tönpa, entitled, “Cutting the Root of Suffering and Equalizing Excitation and Laxity” and “Blaming Everything on a Single Culprit.” These two exchanges go right to the heart of meditation, while at the same time [...]

By |2021-08-27T10:59:28-07:00July 19th, 2021|Comments Off on The Wisdom of Atisha and Knowing Our Own Minds – A Virtual Retreat, sponsored by Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

The Science of Mind: A Practical Inquiry Into the Nature of Mind Through Traditional Buddhist Meditation

Like all other branches of science, the science of mind must be primarily based on the rigorous observation of natural phenomena. Much as astronomers rely on the telescope, so do contemplatives rely on the power of samadhi to explore the nature and potentials of the mind. During this retreat, we will develop shamatha (“serene presence of mind”) drawn from [...]

By |2021-08-02T06:43:49-07:00May 15th, 2021|Comments Off on The Science of Mind: A Practical Inquiry Into the Nature of Mind Through Traditional Buddhist Meditation

Online meditation retreat based on Dudjom Rinpoche’s text, The Illumination of Primordial Wisdom

In his instruction manual entitled The Illumination of Primordial Consciousness H. H. Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdral Yeshe Dorje, presents concise, complete guidance on practices of śamatha and vipaśyanā within the context of the view, meditation, and conduct of the Great Perfection. During this six-day retreat, Lama Alan Wallace will offer an oral transmission and commentary on [...]

By |2021-07-28T15:32:59-07:00May 12th, 2021|Comments Off on Online meditation retreat based on Dudjom Rinpoche’s text, The Illumination of Primordial Wisdom

Online meditation retreat Phases 3 and 4 in Düdjom Lingpa’s classic Dzogchen text The Vajra Essence: From the Matrix of Pure Appearances and Primordial Consciousness, a Tantra on the Self-Emergent Nature of Existence, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

During this eight-week retreat, Alan Wallace will grant an oral transmission and commentary to Düdjom Lingpa’s revealed treatise, The Vajra Essence, picking up where we left off last May, beginning with the section on “Combating the Faults of Benefit and Harm.” This is the second in a series of 8-week retreats that will cover the [...]

By |2021-07-19T11:39:41-07:00March 14th, 2021|Comments Off on Online meditation retreat Phases 3 and 4 in Düdjom Lingpa’s classic Dzogchen text The Vajra Essence: From the Matrix of Pure Appearances and Primordial Consciousness, a Tantra on the Self-Emergent Nature of Existence, sponsored by the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies
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