Shamatha: Meditation for Balanced Living
Mar 9th at 4:00 PM PST
Venue: The Braun Room in Andover Hall
Harvard Divinity School
45 Francis Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
Sponsored by Wisdom Publication
Events Page: https://livestream.com/wisdompublications/Shamatha
Learn about shamatha, Buddhist meditation for balanced living, with renowned teacher B. Alan Wallace.
Join Wisdom Publications for an evening with B. Alan Wallace where you’ll enjoy:
- a live interview with Alan,
- a talk by him on the meditation technique of shamatha,
- and a Q&A session.
The achievement of shamatha is widely regarded in the Buddhist tradition as an indispensable foundation for the cultivation of contemplative insight (vipashyana).
This is a rare opportunity to spend an intimate evening with a much-in-demand teacher, taking a profound and illuminating dive into some of Buddhism’s most profound teachings and practices.
B. Alan Wallace is president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. He trained for many years as a monk in Buddhist monasteries in India and Switzerland.
He has taught Buddhist theory and practice in Europe and America since 1976 and has served as interpreter for numerous Tibetan scholars and contemplatives, including H. H. the Dalai Lama.
After graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College, where he studied physics and the philosophy of science, he earned his MA and PhD in religious studies at Stanford University.
He has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, and culture, and the interface between science and religion.
This event is part of the Wisdom Academy online course, Shamatha: Meditation for Balanced Living.