At the beginning of the 21st century humanity is poised for a revolution in our understanding of consciousness, as the first-person modes of inquiry of the contemplative traditions of the world are integrated with the third-person methods of modern science. The Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies is dedicated to furthering such interdisciplinary and cross-cultural investigation of the nature and potentials of consciousness and extending its benefits to the general public.
The Institute’s research emphasizes the integration of scientific approaches with contemplative methods adhering to equally high standards, radically expanding the study of the mind to explore its potentials more fully than ever before. Its practice and education focus is on the cultivation of human flourishing and genuine happiness through exceptional mental health and balance, bringing the physical and psychological benefits of training awareness to ever-broader segments of the population and all areas of life.
In this new online course led by B. Alan Wallace, you’ll be introduced to the view, meditation, and way of life of Dzogchen—the Great Perfection tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. Wallace takes us through a remarkable text by nineteenth-century master Düdjom Lingpa, The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers, and guides us in meditations that help us begin to discover the Great Perfection for ourselves. Additional selected readings, quizzes, and the opportunity to discuss this material with an international community of learners will augment your understanding and help you integrate this profound path into your daily life.
The course will start on May 16. One lesson will be released each week for ten weeks, but you can proceed at your own pace. You will have access to the course content beyond the official end of the course in July.
Click Here to Register: http://learn.wisdompubs.org/academy/courses/intro-dzogchen/
Meditation retreat on “Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Dzogchen Tradition”
Venue: Garrison, New York.
Date: October 1st, 2016 - October 7th, 2016
Register Here: http://www.sbinstitute.com/node/1967
WEEK LONG RETREATS IN SANTA BARBARA
September 30th 2016 - October 7th, 2016
Meditation retreat on “Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Dzogchen Tradition” in Garrison, New York.