Four Applications of Mindfulness

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A meditation retreat with Dr Alan Wallace

Follow Dr Alan Wallace in this week-long meditation retreat to cultivate mindfulness by focusing on the four close applications of mindfulness which forms the foundation of Buddhist insight practice. Learn to meditate deeply and cultivate mindfulness of the body, feelings, mental states and mental objects to purify the minds of its afflictions.

Dr Alan Wallace will offer an oral commentary on Shantideva’s chapter on “The Four Close Applications of Mindfulness” in his Compendium of Practices (Ṣikśasamuccaya). This chapter presents ways of meditatively exploring the nature of the body, feelings, mind, and phenomena from the perspective of the Middle Way view of Nagarjuna, with a special emphasis on their lack of inherent nature. A central theme will be the cultivation of discerning mindfulness, in which we will increasingly distinguish between phenomena presented to our senses and the conceptual projections that we impose on reality.

The retreat consists of lectures, guided meditations and group discussions.

* This is a stay-out retreat event.

Four Applications of Mindfulness
Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awareness
Date: 7 – 13 August 2017 (Mon – Sun)
Time: 9 am – 4.30 pm
Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall Level 4 | Hall of No Form
Fee: $250 per person
Registration Methods:
Register online (Online registration is closed)
• Reception Office@KMSPKS | 9am ~ 4pm
• Please bring along your IC for Registration
Registration Closing Date: 31 July 2017 or when fully registered
Enquiry: 6849 5300 | sed@kmspks.org | Poster
Speaker Profile:
Dr B. Alan Wallace is the founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies, USA. A Buddhist scholar, lecturer, writer and translator, he began studying Tibetan Buddhism, language, and culture in 1970 at the University of Göttingen, and continued his studies over the next 14 years in India, Switzerland, and the United States. During that period, he was ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist monk by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He went on to complete his undergraduate education in physics and the philosophy of science from Amherst College in 1987. He obtained his doctorate in religious studies at Stanford University in 1995. Dr Wallace has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than 40 books on Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, language, and culture, and the interface between science and Buddhism.