ALAN WALLACE SHAMATHA RETREAT
Thanyapura Mind Centre
Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.
Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford.
With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.
Below is the first 10 day cycle of shamatha and four immeasurables meditations from the 8-week Spring 2012 Shamatha Retreat held at the Thanyapura Mind Centre Phuket, Thailand. To access the entire retreat use the following link:
To access the 7-day 2012 Shamatha Retreat held in Sydney, Australia use the following link:
Shamatha (right 'click' to download)