Contemplative Observatory

20 Jun 2013
by alma
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New research from the Shamatha Project

Click on the next link to learn about the new research from the Shamata Project: Mindfulness from meditation associated with lower stress hormone :: UC Davis News & Information The Shamatha Project is a Longitudinal Studies of Effects of Intensive Meditation Practice … Continue reading

27 Jan 2013
by Alan Wallace
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Depression

The following article appeared in the Fall 2012 issue of Inquiring Mind. POPPING PILLS FOR DEPRESSION: A BUDDHIST VIEW By B. Alan Wallace The whole of the Buddha’s teachings stems from compassion, the wish that all beings may be free … Continue reading

10 Nov 2012
by Alan Wallace
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Placebo Effect

‘The notion that the mind is passive, whatever its ontological status may be, has been thoroughly discredited by science. One of the clearest indications of this is the euphemism of the so-called “placebo effect.” I call this a euphemism because a placebo refers … Continue reading

Expanding on the vision for contemplative observatories

18 Mar 2011 by Alan Wallace | Comments Off on Expanding on the vision for contemplative observatories

Dr. B. Alan Wallace expands on his vision for establishment of a “contemplative observatory” – a center for long-term retreats as well as furthering research into the nature of mind and consciousness.