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.
Seasoning the Day with Sanity
Alan Wallace on the value of mindful moments throughout the day
By Sam Mowe
November 21, 2016
During his recent retreat at the Garrison Institute, we spoke with scholar and meditation teacher Alan Wallace about how to cultivate stillness, increase productivity, and determine whether an activity is worth doing.
Meditation for Post Election
with Alan Wallace
November 9th, 2016 from Sakya Foundation, Spain
Alan gave a talk about the result of the US election during the 5-week Cultivating Emotional Balance Teacher Training Course in Alicante, Spain.
Listen to the recording:
Empowering the Subject: A Buddhist Critique of the Science of Consciousness
Dr. B. Alan Wallace
Check out this free online summit and learn from over 20 of today's top researchers and meditation teachers including Matthieu Ricard, Dan Siegel, Kelly McGonigal, Rick Hanson and many more. Access from home Oct. 19-23.
The youtube links and the lecture ppt slides are available in the Visiting Professorship’s website (demo) - http://www.buddhism.hku.hk/mamafoundation_demo.html
Buddhist and Psychological Views of Mindfulness
Cultivating Mental Balance: A Buddhist View
A Radically Empirical Approach to the Exploration of Consciousness
Contemporary Sciences and Contemplative Sciences
Friday, September 16th, 2016 at 5:30 PM EST
His Holiness joins in a discussion on Contemporary Sciences and Contemplative Science at University of Strasbourg. Live webcast can be viewed here. Times: 9:30am - 11:30am & 1:00pm - 3:00pm CEST
Alan Wallace is the moderator on the panel on consciousness, with M. Bitbol and S. Laureys as speakers, at the Strasbourg 2016 Scientific Day of Dialog with His Holiness the Dalai Lama
Click Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUasReYiJyQ
To Listen to the Retreat:
A 7-Day Retreat on Lama Atisha's Seven-Point-Mind-Training
with B. Alan Wallace
Dates: 29 August-4 September 2016
Venue: Peter Canisius House, 102 Mona Vale Road, Pymble NSW
WEEK LONG RETREATS IN UNITED STATES
Meditation retreat on “Buddhahood Without Meditation”
Venue: La Casa de Maria, Santa Barbara
Date: January 8th - 13th, 2017