Cultivating Cognitive Balance

All Day Retreat with Alan Wallace

April 24 – 26, 2015

Alan WallaceAlan Wallace continues his plan for yearly visits to the Rime Buddhist Center with his teachings on the aspects of mental balance. In this workshop, Dr. B. Alan Wallace will discuss how to cultivate the cognitive intelligence that enables us to free ourselves of those cognitive imbalances.

In this full day meditation retreat (9:00 a.m. until 5:30 pm), Alan Wallace will explain the importance of sustained, voluntary attention in everyday life as well as spiritual practice and how to train the attention. Drawing on modern Western and classic Buddhist sources to illuminate this important aspect of intelligence and mental balance, the workshop will consist of lectures, guided meditations, and discussion.

Wallace endeavors to chart relationships and commonalities between Eastern and Western scientific, philosophical, and contemplative modes of inquiry. He has practiced Buddhism since 1970 and has taught theory since 1976. After training for 14 years as a Buddhist monk, Wallace was ordained by H.H. Dalai Lama. He has undergraduate degrees in physics and the philosophy of science from Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies from Stanford. He is the president and founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, and he teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation throughout Europe and North America.


Friday, April 24 Saturday, April 25 Sunday, April 26
7:30pm – 9:30pm Introductory Talk
• 10:00am – 12:00pm*
• 2:00 pm until 3:30 pm
• (break 3:30 – 4:00)
• 4:00 pm until 5:30 pm
10:30am Dharma Talk at Sunday Service

*A light vegetarian lunch will be included on Saturday or you are welcome to bring your own food. You are encouraged not to leave during the full­day intensive retreat, and you may also choose to spend the night at the Rime Center at a cost of $25 per night.