• Thu
    01
    Apr
    2021
    Wed
    26
    May
    2021
    Online

    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 first six of the seven phases as presented in this most elaborate of all Düdjom Lingpa’s pure visionary teachings on the Great Perfection. The oral transmission and commentary of the seventh phase will eventually be granted only to those individuals who have gained a firm, experiential foundation in the first six.

    You can register for this online retreat at any time if you participated in the 2020 8-week retreat, and you can register for the 2020 8-week retreat here.

  • Mon
    02
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    08
    Aug
    2021
    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 multiple traditions of Buddhism to develop an inner sense of ease, stillness, and clarity of attention. These are the indispensable foundation for vipashyana (“insight meditation”) and all other meditative practices. While satisfaction can never be found outside in such things as wealth, status, and power, this inner meditative discipline is a direct route to genuine well-being.

    For additional information visit or email frontdesk@shambhalamountain.org 

     

     

  • Tue
    17
    Aug
    2021
    Sun
    22
    Aug
    2021
    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 these pith instructions, which he received from his primary Dzogchen Lama Gyatrul Rinpoche thirty-one years ago.

    The retreat will consist of a line-by-line commentary on the manual itself, interspersed with background teachings from the Lake-Born Vajra, the Speech Emanation of Padmasambhava, to Dudjom Lingpa, who was Dudjom Rinpoche’s previous incarnation.

    These teachings will be complemented with guided meditations and sessions for questions and answers.

    Sponsored by the Contemplative Consciousness Network. For additional information visit
    You can register here
  • Wed
    01
    Sep
    2021
    5:30 pmOnline
    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 mind scientifically, you must observe it closely, and the contemplative methods of Buddhism yield deep insights in this regard.

    Read more about this webinar here

    For this online event once you register the zoom link will be sent to the email you registered with. A replay of this event will be available to all registrants and sent out the week after the event.
    Don't miss out on this special talk with B. Alan Wallace
  • Mon
    13
    Sep
    2021
    Mon
    20
    Sep
    2021
    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 representing a lively guru-disciple exchange that is both reverent and critical at the same time.

    Then we shall turn to a close examination of the fifty-one mental factors according to classic Indian Buddhist psychology. These provide a meaningful framework in which to understand the workings of the mind, with a special emphasis on identifying those mental processes that afflict the mind and those that nurture mental health and well-being.

    This theoretical presentation will be complemented with the experiential exploration of the mind by means of the Buddha’s own pith instructions of applying discerning mindfulness to feelings, the mind, and the mental factors that obscure the natural luminosity and purity of the mind and those that advance one along the path to enlightenment.

    You can read more about the retreat and register here.

    This is the virtual portion of an in-person retreat from September 13-20, 2021. The retreat will be available by both video-stream and audio-stream/download. We hope to have recordings of all sessions made available within 24 hours of the teaching during the retreat.

     

  • Fri
    08
    Oct
    2021
    Tue
    12
    Oct
    2021
    Online Retreat
    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 inseparable from his own nature, such as Vajra of Pristine Awareness, go far beyond a simple, normative account of the path to enlightenment.
    This virtual retreat will be Part I of a multi-retreat series of these transformative teachings that describe the complete path to enlightenment. The frank explanations of profound subjects and crisp definitions of unique Dzogchen terms dispel mistaken notions and deepen confidence in this pinnacle of the Dharma.
    The retreat will be in English with a Portuguese translator.
    There will be two sessions daily of lectures and guided meditations followed by a Q&A/discussion period.
    There will be three daily sessions with Lama Alan Wallace
    (All times are in Eastern Brazilian Time (UTC-3))
    Sessions will be recorded for convenient viewing wherever you are.
    1 to 3 PM | teachings
    5 to 7 PM | teachings
    8 to 9 PM | questions to the Lama
    On the last day, 12th (Tuesday), there will be only one session:
    1 to 3 PM | teachings

    Contact: CEBB Eventos   cebbcm@gmail.com

  • Sat
    23
    Oct
    2021
    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 this FREE, LIVE ONLINE SUMMIT from October 23-24.
    • The summit opens Saturday morning with an invitation to center yourself through guided meditation with Alejandro Chaoul. Our keynote follows with a dialogue between Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, His Holiness the Sakya Trizin and Dr. B. Alan Wallace, moderated by Wisdom CEO/Publisher Dr. Daniel Aitken on the intersection of science and spirituality in our lives today, and several facets of practicing dharma in the modern world. Hear them share their unique views on the convergence of science and Buddhism and how it can inform your spiritual practice. Join live on Zoom or watch live on Facebook.
  • Sat
    13
    Nov
    2021
    Fri
    19
    Nov
    2021
    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 mind”) drawn from multiple traditions of Buddhism to develop an inner sense of ease, stillness, and clarity of attention. These are the indispensable foundation for vipashyana (“insight meditation”) and all other meditative practices. While satisfaction can never be found outside in such things as wealth, status, and power, this inner meditative discipline is a direct route to genuine well-being.
    RETREAT DETAILS
    • Each day will consist of four hours of Teaching & Meditation, (two, 2 hour sessions) these will not be live.
    • Lama Alan will be with us LIVE for three Q & A Session during the retreat. These will be recorded if you cannot be on the call.
    • The Zoom calls will be at noon, PST on:
      Tuesday November 16th
      Thursday November 18th
      Friday November 19th
    • Questions will be requested ahead of time so attendance is not necessary to submit your question.
    • Additional information and registration can be found here