The Santa Barbara Institute offers public lectures, workshops and seminars on a variety of consciousness studies-related topics, as well as weekend and week-long meditation retreats focused on the cultivation of motivational, attentional, cognitive, and emotional balance led by B. Alan Wallace. All retreats are divided into 1/3 meditation, 1/3 teachings, and 1/3 discussion/questions and answers. The daily sessions run 9am-noon; 2-4pm; 7-9pm. The week-long begins at 5pm on Sunday with orientation and end after lunch the following Sunday. All meals are included (even for commuters) in the listed price.