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 email Jon at to go on the waiting list.

All kinds of events may lead to happiness for some and unhappiness for others; we are not all influenced in 

the same way by our circumstances. This suggests that the inner causes within our own minds have a more dominant role in our distress and well-being than external events. After all, why do some people fall into depression even when living in very fortunate circumstances, while others maintain a sense of well-being even in the face of dire adversity?

In this two-day seminar, the Buddhist scholar and contemplative Dr. B. Alan Wallace will discuss different kinds of happiness and unhappiness—those that arise in response to external events and those that are generated solely from within the mind. 

During this weekend we will identify the inner causes of distress and learn to remedy them, and identify the inner causes of genuine well-being and learn to cultivate them, in order to find inner freedom, peace, fulfillment, and meaning in our lives.

The non-residential weekend will consist of talks, guided meditations and Q&A sessions.

Please bring your own meditation cushion if you intend to sit on the floor. Chairs are also provided! 

Bring your own refreshments. There are many shops nearby. 



  • £50 (for the entire weekend) 
  • £25 (for the entire weekend – concession for students, retired, unemployed).  
  • £25 (day ticket) 
  • £12.50 (day ticket concession for students, retired, unemployed) 
  • THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT email Jon at to go on the waiting list.
About Alan Wallace

Alan Wallace is an internationally recognised Buddhist teacher and scholar 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 Tibetan and Theravada schools.

Alan is a world-renowned meditation teacher and guide. He also brings deep insight into mindfulness as taught in secular movements and spiritual traditions other than Buddhism. Apart from his training in Buddhism, Dr 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.

Email Jon at if you have any questions

THE EVENT IS SOLD OUT email Jon at to go on the waiting list.