A Summary of the View, Meditation, and Conduct
During this one-day workshop, Dr Alan Wallace will give an oral transmission and commentary to a core Dzogchen composed by the late Yangthang Rinpoche, one of the great vidyādharas, or realized Dzogchen masters of recent times.
rawing from his great learning and profound meditative experience, Yangthang Rinpoche composed the short meditation manual, entitled A Summary of the View, Meditation, and Conduct, in which he synopsizes the basic framework of the practice of the Great Perfection, which is regarded by many as the pinnacle of Tibetan Buddhism. This text presents the investigation of the mind in a radically empirical, rational way, which is both profoundly contemplative as well as rigorously scientific.
Date: Sunday 3rd September 2017
Time: 10.30am – 4pm (Registration with tea and coffee from 9.30am)
Venue: Colet House, 151 Talgarth Rd, London W14 9DA
Cost: £40. Concessions: £20 (for those on low income).
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About Dr Alan Wallace
Dr Alan Wallace, is a Dzogchen Master and an internationally recognised Buddhist scholar and teacher who has studied and practiced Buddhism for over 45 years. He spent 14 years as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama and he has studied with many great teachers from the Geluk, Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, and Theravada schools.
Alan received his Dzogchen training and authorisation to teach from the Ven Gyatrul Rinpoche, who met and received transmissions from four of Dudjom Lingpa’s emanations, and came to the US as Dudjom Rinpoche’s representative. Alan translated for Gyatrul Rinpoche for seven years and received the transmission of the of Dudjom Lingpa’s practice termas, which are published in three volumes. Last year, Alan received the Transmission and teaching for the Text, A Summary of the View, Meditation, and Conduct,from Ven. Yangthang Rinpoche .
Apart from his training in Buddhism, Alan has a degree in physics and philosophy of science, and a doctorate in religious studies. Drawing on this multi-faceted background, he brings many years of dedicated and profound practice and the wisdom of authentic experience to the challenge of integrating traditional Buddhist training with the needs of the modern world.
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