Thursday, April 3

This event is a joint project of Vajrapani Institute and Land of Medicine Buddha.

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What is it?

In this evening lecture Alan Wallace will describe the highlights of Cultivating Emotional Balance training, which focuses not only on emotional balance but also on such themes as the nature of genuine happiness, attentional skills, mindfulness, and empathy. Thus far, over 200 people worldwide have been trained to become teachers of the program, and it is currently being adapted for various people of different ages and walks of life.

What is CEB training?

In the year 2000, with the encouragement of HH the Dalai Lama, psychologist Paul Ekman and Buddhist scholar Alan Wallace began developing a 42-hour training program for cultivating emotional intelligence. The challenge, as suggested by the Dalai Lama, was to create a secular training that would integrate the methods and insights of modern psychology with those of traditional Buddhist meditation. This training was then subjected to rigorous scientific inquiry and proved to be beneficial in various ways, as described in the scientific report. The training’s purpose is to reduce emotional responses that are destructive to selfand others and enhance compassion and empathy. This research project, “Cultivating Emotional Balance In Challenging Times” (CEB), is the result of that interchange.

In these challenging times, the development of methods for “cultivating emotional balance” and promoting passion others is a tremendously important scientific and humanitarian goal. By integrating wisdom derived from two very different traditions, the CEB project investigators hope to contribute to this important goal.

About the Speaker

Dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind.

Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford.

With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.

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$25 for the evening talk

As this is a special event co-hosted by both Vajrapani and Land of Medicine Buddha, we apologize but member discounts will not apply for this event.

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Date(s): Thursday, April 3
Times: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Instructor/Leader: B. Alan Wallace
Type of event: open talk
Number of sessions: 1
Level: General - All Are Welcome
Participation: $25 entrance fee
Location: Main Gompa
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