B. Alan Wallace

B. Alan Wallace

B. Alan Wallace has authored, translated, edited, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, science, and culture. With fourteen years as a Buddhist monk, he earned a BA in physics and the philosophy of science and then a PhD in religious studies. After teaching in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, he founded the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies to explore the integration of scientific approaches and contemplative methods.

ARTICLES

Dream Yourself Awake

This recent piece from CBS considers that lucid dreaming might actually be possible. But for those for whom understanding the mind on an experiential level is a way of life, lucid dreaming is not only possible, but can serve as a genuine practice on the path of realization. Our book by...
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A Reader’s Guide to The Way of the Bodhisattva

Please visit The Way of the Bodhisattva: An Immersive Workshop or sign up for our Tibetan Buddhist email list for more information.   The great nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche, author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher  and  revered by all Tibetan Buddhists, was known for his...
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Reader’s Guide to the Way of the Bodhisattva

Sign up to be a part of our Tibetan Buddhist email list.   The great nineteenth-century master Patrul Rinpoche, author of The Words of My Perfect Teacher and revered by all Tibetan Buddhists, was known for his wandering ascetic lifestyle, eschewing fame, generous offerings, and all but...
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SNOW LION NEWSLETTER ARCHIVE

The Dalai Lama on Questions Concerning the Lack of Intrinsic Existence

HH the Dalai Lama understands that questions (or “qualms”) naturally arise for students as they think about key Buddhist tenets. In this adaptation from his book Transcendent Wisdom—translated and edited by B. Alan Wallace—he brings up qualms and gives his responses about what it...
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Heartache, Headache, and Meditation: What Are the Signs of a Practice Going Wrong?

If your practice is wholesome and enjoyable, maintained with a sense of buoyancy and well-being, the chances are extremely remote that any problems that are catalyzed in meditation will become entrenched. Almost every case I have encountered of persistent problems in samatha practice is...
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Alan Wallace on The Seven-Point Mind Training

Here is an excerpt from The Seven-Point Mind Training. The Measure of Having Trained the Mind The fifth point concerns how we measure our progress in the Mind Training. What are the indications that the practice is working successfully? All Dharma is included in one purpose. Through hearing,...
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Alan Wallace on the Pay-off of Meditation

The following article is from the Spring, 2012 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here. by B. ALAN WALLACE Sometimes the wish for results from our meditation practice can get in the way....
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