The Way of Shamatha (7-Day Retreat)

The Way of Shamatha – Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awareness, a 7-day retreat at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery from 26 Sep – 2 Oct 2015.

Dr B. Alan Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. From 1997-2001, Alan Wallace taught in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he held classes on Tibetan Buddhist studies and the interface between science and religion. He now lives in Santa Barbara, where he is the president and founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, and he teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation throughout Europe and North America. He has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, culture, and the interface between science and Buddhism, including Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic: A Manifesto for the Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice, Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity, and Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness. With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.

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The Way of Shamatha (7-Day Retreat)

The Way of Shamatha – Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awareness, a 7-day retreat at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery from 26 Sep – 2 Oct 2015.

Dr B. Alan Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. From 1997-2001, Alan Wallace taught in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he held classes on Tibetan Buddhist studies and the interface between science and religion. He now lives in Santa Barbara, where he is the president and founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, and he teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation throughout Europe and North America. He has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, culture, and the interface between science and Buddhism, including Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic: A Manifesto for the Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice, Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity, and Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness. With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.

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Bright Sight: Alan Wallace – A Better Version of Myself

Alan Wallace is an American author, translator, teacher, researcher, interpreter and Buddhist practitioner interested in the intersections of consciousness studies and scientific disciplines such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience and physics. He is one of the most prolific writers and translators of Buddhism in the West. Wallace has a bachelor’s degree in physics and philosophy of science from Amherst College and a Ph.D. in religious studies from Stanford. He gave this talk at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
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