Online Zoom Forum: An Evening with B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D..
Title: Toward a Renaissance in Contemplative Inquiry within the World’s Religions.
Speaker: B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D.
President, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies and the Center for Contemplative Research
Chair: Rev Canon John McLuckie, Rector, Old Saint Paul's Episcopal Church in Edinburgh.
Date: Thursday 27 January 2022.
Time: 6.30pm-8.30pm (UK time).
Brief introduction to the talk: Over the past several millennia, contemplatives in the world’s religions have made many discoveries about human identity, the inner sources of genuine well-being, the mind, and its role in nature; but with the rise of modern science, much of this knowledge has been forgotten. The many challenges humanity faces today stem from such ignorance—so now, more than ever before, the world is in urgent need of a renaissance in open-minded, rigorous, contemplative inquiry. B. Alan Wallace will speak on how such a contemplative renaissance might actually be catalyzed in the years to come.
Bio: B. Alan Wallace is a prominent voice in the emerging discussion between contemporary Buddhist thinkers and scientists who question the materialist presumptions of their 20th-century paradigms. He left his university studies in 1971 and moved to Dharamsala, India to study Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, and language. He was ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama, and over fourteen years as a monk he studied with and translated for many of the generation’s greatest lamas. In 1984 he resumed his Western education at Amherst College where he studied physics and the philosophy of science, graduating summa cum laude. He then applied that background to his PhD research at Stanford on the interface between Buddhism and Western science and philosophy. Since 1987 he has been a frequent translator and contributor to meetings between the Dalai Lama and prominent scientists, and he has written and translated more than 40 books. Along with his scholarly work, Alan is regarded as one of the West’s preeminent Buddhist meditation teachers. He is the founder and director of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies and of the Center for Contemplative Research in Crestone, Colorado.
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