The Samadhi Podcast

In Conversation with B. Alan Wallace – Looking Within and Exploring The Potentials of Consciousness

In this episode of The Samadhi Podcast, David is joined by his teacher, B. Alan Wallace. Lama Alan very kindly offers us his thoughts on the nature and potentials of consciousness, the importance of shamatha and contemplative inquiry, and his vision for the Centers for Contemplative Research.

This fascinating conversation we’re sure will be of benefit to many. 🙏🏻❤️

B. Alan Wallace

One of the world’s leading scholars, writers, and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism and its relation to science, Lama Alan was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk.

He has written and translated more than 40 books and has been a leading voice in the dialogues and research between Buddhists and scientists. He is the founder and director of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies and the Centers for Contemplative Research.

More about B. Alan Wallace & the Center for Contemplative Research:
https://centerforcontemplativeresearch.org/
https://www.alanwallace.org/
https://sbinstitute.com/

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David is a Buddhist contemplative and meditation guide who has studied and taught internationally for several years. He is the Co-Founder of Samadhi and a qualified mindfulness teacher, Mental Health First Aider, and an active member of the Association for Spiritual Integrity. His teaching style is clear and practical, and his warm and humorous approach makes him a popular mindfulness teacher. In his teachings, David focusses on the core themes of Early Buddhism and emphasises the practices of Shamatha (meditative quiescence), and its union with Vipassana on the Four Applications of Mindfulness and the Four Immeasurables – which presents a direct path leading to the realisation of our deepest nature and the potentials of consciousness, and closely follows how the Buddha himself attained enlightenment. He considers himself to be the fortunate student of many teachers, including his root lama, Lama Alan Wallace.

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