Join Lama Alan Wallace for a three-day retreat in which he presents a commentary on a classic Tibetan Buddhist text called “Transforming Felicity & Adversity into the Spiritual Path” composed by the eminent Dzogchen master, the Third Dodrupchen Rinpoche (1865-1926).
About This Course
In times like these—a comment that could be made at any time in human history—it is imperative for those seeking to enrich their lives through spiritual practice to learn how to transform both good fortune and misfortune into the spiritual path.
We all know it is relatively easy to practice when our life circumstances are calm and relatively trouble-free, but in those times, it is also easy to procrastinate, as we let time slip by in little tasks and enjoyments.
When things get rough, it is hard to focus on spiritual practice, for our attention gets riveted on just getting through these hard times.
During this course from 2022, Lama Alan offers a commentary on the pith instructions of Transforming Felicity & Adversity into the Spiritual Path, where the author explains how to transform all experiences into means for spiritual maturation by means of both relative and ultimate truth, rooted in the Madhyamaka view of Nagarjuna and the view of the Great Perfection of Padmasambhava.
B. Alan Wallace is one of the world’s leading scholars, writers, and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism, and an outspoken advocate for a revolution in the mind sciences, one that will replace the current paradigm of materialist reductionism with a new paradigm based on contemplative methods of inquiry into the nature and potentials of the mind.
With more than 40 years of formal studies in the Indo-Tibetan tradition (including 14 years as a monastic) and prestigious degrees from Amherst College and Stanford, he is uniquely qualified to bridge the gap between modern science and the time-tested approaches to contemplative practice preserved by multiple lineages. A student of the Dalai Lama and many other renowned teachers, he authored and translated more than 40 books on the philosophy of consciousness, Tibetan Buddhism and applied contemplative practice.
Detailed biography: https://www.alanwallace.org/about-alan-wallace/
Books by B. Alan Wallace: https://www.alanwallace.org/writings/books/
This retreat is also available in Spanish.