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Part III of an online retreat of Düdjom Lingpa’s 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 and the Center for Contemplative Research

Mar312022
May302022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online from Crestone, Colorado

During this 8-week retreat, Lama 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 in Phase Four, “Determining the Characteristics and Qualities of the Ground.” This is the third in a series of 8-week retreats that will cover the […]

Part III of an online retreat of Düdjom Lingpa’s 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 and the Center for Contemplative Research

Mar312022
May302022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online from Crestone, Colorado

During this 8-week retreat, Lama 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 in Phase Four, “Determining the Characteristics and Qualities of the Ground.” This is the third in a series of 8-week retreats that will cover the […]

All Past Events

Dr. B. Alan Wallace will lead a workshop at Tibet House US on the Four Types Of Inner Balance

Mar192022
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Location: Tibet House US via Zoom

On March 19, Dr. B. Alan Wallace will lead a workshop at Tibet House US on the Four Types Of Inner Balance, which will be Live-streamed via Zoom.

How do we cultivate emotional resilience and inner well-being without necessarily relying on an elaborate philosophical system — in other words, what are the bare bones of our mind that absolutely require our attention and care if we are to seek happiness?

In this workshop, based on his work on the Cultivating Emotional Balance teaching system, Alan Wallace will walk us through the four types of inner balance: attentional, cognitive, emotional and conative (i.e. related to desires). These four universal domains are arguably at the core of any type of comprehensive psychological or spiritual work. Mastering practices associated with them would be a huge gift to ourselves and others.

You can read more about the workshop here.

This is part of a series of teachings on Cultivating Emotional Balance sponsored by Tibet House US, offered by Dr. Eve Ekman and Venerable Lobsang Tenpa.
Read more about the additional teachings on March 12, and also from April 16 through June 25, 2022.

B. Alan Wallace will be speaking at the Italian Buddhist Union’s International Conference: Dharma Today, Faces of Contemporary Buddhism

Mar62022
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Online

B. Alan Wallace will speak on Contemplative & Scientific Ways of Knowing

March 6, 8:30 am PST/5:30 pm CET

The Dharma Today conference aims at discussing identities, roles, and potentials of Buddhist traditions in the contemporary world. This multidisciplinary inquiry will also address the role of Buddhism in spreading meditative practices, as well as its contribution to scientific research, contemporary philosophy, and ethics.
Particular focus will be placed on global challenges involving the complex relationships between human beings, technology, and environment.
The conference begins March 5 and will be LIVE STREAMED at the Italian Buddhist Union’s YouTube channel
Read more about the Dharma Today Conference, Faces of Contemporary Buddhism

Online Zoom Forum: An Evening with B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D. Toward a Renaissance in Contemplative Inquiry within the World’s Religions.

Jan272022
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am

Join B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., 27 January 2022 for this online Zoom forum sponsored by the Edinburgh International Centre for Spirituality and Peace. Event Description: Over the past several millennia, contemplatives in the world’s religions have made many discoveries about human identity, the inner sources of genuine well-being, the mind, and its role in nature; but […]

The Science of Mind – A Practical Inquiry into Nature of Mind

Nov132021
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Online Retreat

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 […]

SERENITY RIDGE DIALOGUES

Oct232021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online Summit October 23-24, 2021

SERENITY RIDGE DIALOGUES A FREE, LIVE ONLINE SUMMIT from October 23-24, 2021. Lama Alan will be part of the summit’s opening day panel. Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche will be joined by honored guests His Holiness the Sakya Trizin, Dr. B. Alan Wallace, author and expert on Tibetan Buddhism, and leading scientists, physicians and practitioners for […]

Online meditation retreat based on Düdjom Lingpa’s classic Dzogchen text The Enlightened View of Samantabhadra Part 1, sponsored by Centro de Estudos Budistas Bodisatva, Brazil

Oct82021
Oct122021
All-day event
Location: Online Retreat

Registration and additional information Revealed in a visionary experience when Düdjom Lingpa was twenty-seven, the Enlightened View of Samantabhadra is a visionary teaching manifesting as an extended dialogue between a retinue of bodhisattvas and Samantabhadra appearing as the Lake-Born Vajra. His answers to pointed questions concerning the crucial aspects of Dzogchen practice from disciples who are […]

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

Sep132021
Sep202021
All-day event
Location: from Miyo Samten Ling in Crestone, Colorado

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 […]

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

Sep12021
Time: 12:00 am
Location: Online

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 the […]

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

Aug172021
Time: 12:00 am - 12:00 am
Location: Online

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 […]

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

Aug22021
Aug82021
All-day event
Location: Online Retreat from Shambhala Mountain Center

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 […]