THE SCIENCE OF MIND:
A Practical Inquiry Into the Nature of Mind Through Traditional Buddhist Meditation
November 13-19, 2021, A Virtual Retreat with Video stream & Audio stream/download
Like all other branches of science, the science of mind must be primarily based on the rigorous observation of natural phenomena. Much as astronomers rely on the telescope, so do contemplatives rely on the power of samadhi to explore the nature and potentials of the mind.
During this retreat, we will develop shamatha (“serene presence of mind”) drawn from multiple traditions of Buddhism to develop an inner sense of ease, stillness, and clarity of attention. These are the indispensable foundation for vipashyana (“insight meditation”) and all other meditative practices. While satisfaction can never be found outside in such things as wealth, status, and power, this inner meditative discipline is a direct route to genuine well-being.
Lama Alan will be with us LIVE for three Q & A Sessions during the retreat, all other sessions will not be live. You will receive audio and video files daily to view at your convenience.
Each day will consist of about four hours of Teaching & Meditation, in two, approximately 2 hour sessions.
These will not be live sessions.
You will receive audio and video files daily to view at your convenience.
There will be three, one-hour Zoom Q&A sessions during the retreat, which will be recorded if you cannot be on the call.
The Zoom calls will be at noon, PST on:
Tuesday November 16th
Thursday November 18th
Friday November 19th
Questions will be sent ahead of time so attendance is not necessary to ask a question.
If you need additional financial assistance, or are a monastic, you can request a scholarship here
This event is co-sponsored with our friends at CCN and the Vajrayana Institute, and partnered with The Contemplary.