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Past Teachings & Workshops

Video and Audio Recordings of some of our Past Teachings & Workshops are available, either for free or to purchase. Please click on relevant button to learn more.

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Video and Audio Recordings of some of our Past Seminars are available, either for free or to purchase. Please click on relevant button to learn more.

Eve Ekman | Seminar | "Preventing Burnout & Cultivating Emotional Balance" | May 29, 2022

Eve Ekman | Seminar | “Preventing Burnout & Cultivating Emotional Balance” | May 29, 2022

Eve Ekman Seminar Preventing Burnout & Cultivating Emotional Balance Click Here To Register If you require a bursary please contact Jude: retreatsccn@gmail.com Eve Ekman Researcher & Co-Creator Of The CEB Programme Preventing Burnout & Cultivating Emotional Balance 29 May 5 ...
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Ian Baker | 2021 / 2022 | Exploring Hidden Lands Seminar (Recordings)

Ian Baker | 2021 / 2022 | Exploring Hidden Lands Seminar (Recordings)

Recordings Of Recent Courses / Seminars By Ian Baker Please Note: Part IV of the recent four-part Exploring Hidden Lands Seminar (Nourishing The Subtle Body) has now taken place. Recordings of parts I, II and II are already available (see ...
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Ian Baker - Embodying The Great Perfection

Ian Baker – Embodying The Great Perfection

EMBODYING THE GREAT PERFECTION: ACTUALISING THE INNERMOST ESSENCE OF THE BUDDHIST TANTRAS Part I: Refining the View Part II: Perfecting the Path Part III: Unifying Insight & Action Part IV: Realising Spontaneous Fruition This Four Part Course Took Place During ...
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Mandalas of Fire and Light

Mandalas of Fire and Light

An Illustrated Talk on The Six Yoga Tradition of Tantric Buddhism Thursday 20th September 2018 VIDEO RECORDING WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY The transmission of Tibet’s Tantric form of Buddhism has been embedded for more than a millennium in structures of ...
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Recordings of Past Events

Recordings of Past Events

Recordings Of Past Events Alan Wallace Events August 2018 Seven Point Mind Training September 2017 A Summary of the View Meditation & Conduct ~ by Yangthang Rinpoche August 2017 The Four Applications of Mindfulness June 2016 A Lamp to Dispel Darkness ...
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Meditation, Stability, Clarity: Experiencing the Liberating Power of Full Attention

Meditation, Stability, Clarity: Experiencing the Liberating Power of Full Attention

A six day training in shamatha meditation, co-hosted by the Consciousness Network and Jamyang Buddhist Centre London. The retreat took place on 11th-16th April 2014 6 days of teaching (Approx. 32 hours) on MP3 can be accessed by clicking here ...
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The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers

The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers

Dzogchen (or the ‘Great Perfection’), is regarded by many as the pinnacle of the Buddhist teachings as it presents the most direct path to realising our true nature and to unveiling the deepest dimensions of consciousness. The author of the ...
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Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo - Atisha's Lojong Root Verses for Training the Mind

Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo – Atisha’s Lojong Root Verses for Training the Mind

The real test of our spiritual practice happens not on the cushion or in the protected space of retreat, but moment-to-moment in daily life, particularly when we find ourselves in uncomfortable situations – how do we respond? Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo explores ...
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A Summary of the View, Meditation and Conduct

A Summary of the View, Meditation and Conduct

During this one-day workshop, Lama Alan Wallace gave an oral transmission and commentary to a core Dzogchen text composed by the late Yangthang Rinpoche, one of the great Dzogchen masters of recent times. Drawing from his great learning and profound ...
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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Forgiveness:  Desmond Tutu with HH Dalai Lama. Click here for a short video of HH Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu explaining forgiveness. An important message for our troubled times ...
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The Guru-Disciple Relationship - Free Book & Guided Meditations

The Guru-Disciple Relationship – Free Book & Guided Meditations

By Alan Wallace – A CCN publication This 56-page book, published by CCN, clarifies the meaning of the teacher-student/guru-disciple relationship in Buddhism – particularly in Vajrayana and Dzogchen. The book is based on Dzogchen teachings that Lama Alan has given ...
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Podcasts

Podcasts

Public Talk The Fundamental Nature of Reality 16th July 2017, Sydney  Audio Files Below are several guided meditations in basic Shamatha Meditation by Alan Wallace which you can try for yourself. Settling the Body in it’s Natural State Field of Tactile ...
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The Conscious Universe

The Conscious Universe

Where Buddhism and Physics Converge Recorded at Unity Church, Santa Barbara, CA , Jan. 16, 2008 Physicists have long assumed that the universe is fundamentally composed of matter and energy and that life and consciousness are accidental byproducts of configurations ...
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What is Contemplative Science?

What is Contemplative Science?

Contemplative Science, a term coined by Dr B Alan Wallace, is the bridge between the empirical study of the science of consciousness and the subjective, experiential study of consciousness through contemplation. The science of consciousness introduces first-person methods of investigating ...
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Secular Meditation

Secular Meditation

Mind Training Cultivating Emotional Balance Teachers Training: www.cultivatingemotionalbalance.org Recently developed as a result of the Shamatha Project is the Cultivating Emotional Balance Teachers training which is a combination of Shamatha Meditation, The Four Immeasurables and Paul Ekman’s work on understanding ...
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Books & Articles

Books

Books

Welcome to our links to recommended books by various authors. Books by B Alan Wallace: Trained for ten years in ...
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Dwelling In The Heart Of Reality: An Interview With B. Alan Wallace

Dwelling In The Heart Of Reality: An Interview With B. Alan Wallace

By Daniel Millet Gil | Buddhistdoor Global | 2020-07-30 | Bruce Alan Wallace (b. 1950 in Pasadena, California) is one ...
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Four Kinds of Intelligence for Optimal Mental Health and Balance

Four Kinds of Intelligence for Optimal Mental Health and Balance

A Mindfulness Workshop with Dr. B. Alan Wallace Sat 1st – Sun 2nd ~2019 ~ June Top Studio, Colet House, ...
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A Lamp To Dispel Darkness

A Lamp To Dispel Darkness

‘A Lamp to Dispel Darkness’ is a translation by B. Alan Wallace of Mipham Rinpoche’s ‘Advice for Pointing Out the ...
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His Holiness the Dalai Lama - How to Be a Buddhist in Today's World

His Holiness the Dalai Lama – How to Be a Buddhist in Today’s World

How to Be a Buddhist in Today’s World Religion now faces three main challenges: communism, science and consumerism. By The Dalai ...
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How America Lost Track of the Good Life - and Where to Find It Now

How America Lost Track of the Good Life – and Where to Find It Now

For decades, we’ve been taught that economic growth and buying more stuff will make us happy—while trashing the planet. The ...
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The Case Against Reality

The Case Against Reality

Cognitive scientist Donald Hoffman explains why perception of an independent reality are all illusions. As we go about our daily ...
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The Guru-Disciple Relationship - Free Book & Guided Meditations

The Guru-Disciple Relationship – Free Book & Guided Meditations

By Alan Wallace – A CCN publication This 56-page book, published by CCN, clarifies the meaning of the teacher-student/guru-disciple relationship ...
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Just Breathe - Confirming Meditation's Benefits

Just Breathe – Confirming Meditation’s Benefits

Just Breathe: Confirming Meditation’s Benefits June 20, 2012 • By Michael Haederle • For original article in Pacific Standard online ...
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Neil Crofts: Meditation Is The New Golf

Neil Crofts: Meditation Is The New Golf

Steve Jobs was a committed Zen Buddhist. Apple, AstraZeneca, Comcast, Deutsche Bank, Google, Heinz, Hughes, McKinsey, Nortel Networks, Proctor & ...
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HH Dalai Lama Wins Templeton Prize

HH Dalai Lama Wins Templeton Prize

Dalai Lama Wins Templeton Prize For Work On Science, Religion Article By: Chris Herlinger Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) ...
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Eclecticism or Liberation? - By Elizabeth West

Eclecticism or Liberation? – By Elizabeth West

(This Article was first published in ‘Running Tide’. The Magazine of the Amida Trust., April 2006) The word ‘Eclectic’ has ...
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Iceberg Buddhism - By Jim Pym

Iceberg Buddhism – By Jim Pym

I have been wondering about the Buddhism that is represented by the BCN. Is it a holistic view, or is ...
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Emptiness and God - By Elizabeth West

Emptiness and God – By Elizabeth West

It has been my intention to write some reflections on this subject for a long time. The idea that Reality ...
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Buddha and God - By Jim Pym

Buddha and God – By Jim Pym

For many years, even before writing, You Don’t Have To Sit on the Floor, I have been feeling that Western ...
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The Orthodox Christ - By Fr. Maximus Lavriotes

The Orthodox Christ – By Fr. Maximus Lavriotes

Church-historians admit that the Orthodox Christ is more than slightly different from the Christ of the mainstream Christian traditions, even ...
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Is Buddhism Really Nontheistic?  -  By B. Alan Wallace

Is Buddhism Really Nontheistic? – By B. Alan Wallace

Buddhism is commonly distinguished on doctrinal grounds from monotheistic and polytheistic religions by the fact that it refutes the existence ...
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Spiritual Awakening, A Global Vision - By John Hetherington

Spiritual Awakening, A Global Vision – By John Hetherington

Introduction What is your expectation for the future – is it optimistic or pessimistic? Consider that question personally and globally, ...
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Prayer of The Heart -  By Mother Mary

Prayer of The Heart – By Mother Mary

A journey into the Eastern Orthodox tradition of Hesychia Imagine a woman walking down a leafy Essex lane near an ...
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Imagine Within You, Without You - By B. Alan Wallace

Imagine Within You, Without You – By B. Alan Wallace

(This Article was first published in: Tricycle – The Buddhist Review, Winter 2009) I have been drawn to the practice of ...
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The Cave Of The Heart - By Mother Mary

The Cave Of The Heart – By Mother Mary

The Mind in the Eastern Orthodox tradition of Hesychast contemplative prayer. For an introduction to Hesychast prayer see Mother Mary’s ...
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Natural Solutions To Depression

Natural Solutions To Depression

The World Health Organisation has forecasted that by 2020 depression will rival heart disease as the health disorder with the ...
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Buddhism And Science

Buddhism And Science

The Shamatha Project To The Shamatha Project page of UC Davis: mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/people/jeremy/shamatha-project/ Meditation offers many benefits to mental and physical health ...
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B. Alan Wallace

Here you will find links to all things relating to B. Alan Wallace

Enseñanzas 2022 | Lama Alan Wallace | En Español

Enseñanzas 2022 | Lama Alan Wallace | En Español

Enseñanzas 2022Lama Alan Wallace Queridos amigos Este año Lama Alan enseñará en dos retiros, nuestro habitual retiro de CCN, que como cada año se celebrará en agosto, aunque éste será en directo y solo en inglés, podrás inscribirte ahora para ...
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Lama Alan Wallace | CCN RETREATS 2022 ~ 22 - 27 August & 8 - 10 September

Lama Alan Wallace | CCN RETREATS 2022 ~ 22 – 27 August & 8 – 10 September

CCN ANNUAL RETREATSwithLAMA ALAN WALLACE 22 – 27 August 2022 & 8 – 10 September 2022 Dear Friends Thank you for your patience whilst waiting for the retreat & registration details. This year Lama Alan will be teaching us LIVE ...
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Retiro Anual De 6 Días De CCN Con Lama Alan Wallace - 2021 | Español

Retiro Anual De 6 Días De CCN Con Lama Alan Wallace – 2021 | Español

Grabación RETIRO ANUAL DE 6 DÍAS DE CCNCON LAMA ALAN WALLACE 17 – 22 Agosto 2021 La Iluminación de la Sabiduría Primordial Un manual de instrucciones sobre la etapa completamente pura de la perfección del poderoso y feroz Dorje Drolo, ...
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Books

Books

Welcome to our links to recommended books by various authors. Books by B Alan Wallace: Trained for ten years in Buddhist monasteries in India and Switzerland, Alan Wallace has taught Buddhist theory and practice in Europe and America since 1976; ...
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Dr B Alan Wallace

Dr B Alan Wallace

Dr B Alan Wallace is the Honorary President of CCN and the driving force behind much that we do.  As a student of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and a practitioner for over 45 years, Alan promotes a contemplative science ...
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The Inner Causes of Distress and Well-being –Insights from Buddhist Psychology with B. Alan Wallace

The Inner Causes of Distress and Well-being –Insights from Buddhist Psychology with B. Alan Wallace

Hosted by CCN in association with Jamyang Buddhist Centre Leeds Saturday 30th March 10am – 6pm Sunday 31st March  10am – 6pm  2nd Floor Conference Room  Park Plaza Hotel Boar Lane City Square, Leeds LS1 5NS  THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT ...
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Dreaming of Reality

Dreaming of Reality

Sleeping Dreaming and Dying in Tibetan Buddhism with Dr Alan Wallace 20th – 27th August 2019 University of Wales, Lampeter Campus SA48 7ED, Wales To book your place click here and to book your accommodation click here Haga clic aquí  Dream Yoga ...
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Seven Point Mind Training

Seven Point Mind Training

Transform your Mind and Change Your Life THIS EVENT WAS RECORDED BY WISDOM ARCHIVE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE SHORTLY AS AN ONLINE COURSE The Seven-Point Mind-Training stems from the teachings of the 11th-century Indian Buddhist scholar and contemplative Atisha and ...
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The Essence of Clear Meaning

The Essence of Clear Meaning

A Commentary on The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness Tantra by by Dudjom Lingpa During this retreat Alan Wallace gave a commentary on this text, and focused on Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Tradition of the Great Perfection. Shamatha methods are most commonly ...
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Extracting the Vital Essence (Advice for Mountain Retreat)

Extracting the Vital Essence (Advice for Mountain Retreat)

In this retreat, Alan Wallace offered a commentary on Dudjom Rinpoche’s Extracting the Vital Essence (Advice for Mountain Retreat) as an introduction to Dzogchen Tibetan Buddhism. The text presents a concise, authoritative explanation of the view, meditation, and way of life of ...
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Meditation, Stability, Clarity: Experiencing the Liberating Power of Full Attention

Meditation, Stability, Clarity: Experiencing the Liberating Power of Full Attention

A six day training in shamatha meditation, co-hosted by the Consciousness Network and Jamyang Buddhist Centre London. The retreat took place on 11th-16th April 2014 6 days of teaching (Approx. 32 hours) on MP3 can be accessed by clicking here ...
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The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers

The Foolish Dharma of an Idiot Clothed in Mud and Feathers

Dzogchen (or the ‘Great Perfection’), is regarded by many as the pinnacle of the Buddhist teachings as it presents the most direct path to realising our true nature and to unveiling the deepest dimensions of consciousness. The author of the ...
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The Way of Shamatha: Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind and Illuminating Awareness

The Way of Shamatha: Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind and Illuminating Awareness

During the retreat we explored in theory and practice a range of methods for developing meditative quiescence, or shamatha. We began with the practice of mindfulness of the breathing as taught by the Buddha, which is an especially effective approach ...
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The Four Applications of Mindfulness

The Four Applications of Mindfulness

This retreat focused on the four close applications of mindfulness, which form the foundation of Buddhist insight practice. These include mindfulness of the body, feelings, mental states, and mental objects investigating the nature of these features of our existence, probing ...
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A Summary of the View, Meditation and Conduct

A Summary of the View, Meditation and Conduct

During this one-day workshop, Lama Alan Wallace gave an oral transmission and commentary to a core Dzogchen text composed by the late Yangthang Rinpoche, one of the great Dzogchen masters of recent times. Drawing from his great learning and profound ...
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Audio Recording: Retreat at Holy Isle Centre for Peace and Health

Audio Recording: Retreat at Holy Isle Centre for Peace and Health

Retreat at Holy Isle Centre for Peace and Health Audio Recording With Dr. B. Alan Wallace. Shamatha and Vipashyana in the Tradition of the Great Perfection Recorded during the 8th-15th June 2012 This single-disc format data DVD, (playable on computers ...
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Audio Recording: Retreat at Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre

Audio Recording: Retreat at Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre

Retreat at Samye Dzong Buddhist Centre Audio Recording With Dr. B. Alan Wallace. Cultivating Emotional Balance Weekend Recorded during 16-17 June 2012 2 days of teaching (Approx. 12 hours) on MP3 This single-disc format data DVD, (playable on computers and ...
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A Shamatha Retreat at Jamyang Buddhist Centre London 2014

A Shamatha Retreat at Jamyang Buddhist Centre London 2014

A Shamatha Retreat at Jamyang Buddhist Centre London 2014 A Dzogchen retreat At Gaunts House 2015 Audio Recording With Dr. B. Alan Wallace. Meditation, stability, clarity: Experiencing the liberating power of full attention Recorded during 11-16 April 2014 6 days ...
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The Guru-Disciple Relationship - Free Book & Guided Meditations

The Guru-Disciple Relationship – Free Book & Guided Meditations

By Alan Wallace – A CCN publication This 56-page book, published by CCN, clarifies the meaning of the teacher-student/guru-disciple relationship in Buddhism – particularly in Vajrayana and Dzogchen. The book is based on Dzogchen teachings that Lama Alan has given ...
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Podcasts

Podcasts

Public Talk The Fundamental Nature of Reality 16th July 2017, Sydney  Audio Files Below are several guided meditations in basic Shamatha Meditation by Alan Wallace which you can try for yourself. Settling the Body in it’s Natural State Field of Tactile ...
Learn More
What is Contemplative Science?

What is Contemplative Science?

Contemplative Science, a term coined by Dr B Alan Wallace, is the bridge between the empirical study of the science of consciousness and the subjective, experiential study of consciousness through contemplation. The science of consciousness introduces first-person methods of investigating ...
Learn More
Secular Meditation

Secular Meditation

Mind Training Cultivating Emotional Balance Teachers Training: www.cultivatingemotionalbalance.org Recently developed as a result of the Shamatha Project is the Cultivating Emotional Balance Teachers training which is a combination of Shamatha Meditation, The Four Immeasurables and Paul Ekman’s work on understanding ...
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Buddhism And Science

Buddhism And Science

The Shamatha Project To The Shamatha Project page of UC Davis: mindbrain.ucdavis.edu/people/jeremy/shamatha-project/ Meditation offers many benefits to mental and physical health. The Shamatha Project, the most comprehensive study of meditation to date, investigates the psychological and physiological processes underlying such benefits ...
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