B. Alan Wallace, PhD
Cultivating Genuine Happiness and Mental Balance
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What You'll Learn
Explore how to cultivate genuine happiness and the role that training the mind plays in true contentment
Hear Alan describe his four-fold model of mental balance and how you can use it to increase your own well-being
Consider the power of first-person introspection as a key leverage point in transforming our emotional landscape
About B. Alan Wallace, PhD
Alan Wallace is a prominent Buddhist scholar, translator, and meditation teacher. He is the founder and director of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies and of the Centers for Contemplative Research in Colorado and Italy. Alan has participated in dialogues and research between Buddhists and scientists and is an outspoken critic of the detrimental limitations placed on science by the unquestioned beliefs of materialism. Discontinuing his university studies in 1971, he moved to Dharamsala, India to study Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, and language. He was ordained by H.H. the Dalai Lama two years later and, over fourteen years as a monk, he studied with and translated for many of the generation’s greatest lamas. He received his PhD at Stanford, researching the interface between Buddhism and Western science and philosophy, with a focus on the contemplative cultivation of attention, mindfulness, and introspection. He has written and translated more than 40 books.
About Eve Ekman, PhD
Eve Ekman is a contemplative social scientist focusing on emotional awareness working in health care, wellbeing, and technology. Eve draws from interdisciplinary skills and first-person experiential knowledge from clinical social work, integrative medicine, contemplative science, and meditation. Eve is a Senior Fellow at the University of California Berkeley Greater Good Science Center, Director of Cultivating Emotional Balance Training Program, and volunteer clinical faculty at the UCSF Department of Pediatrics. Eve is a second-generation emotion researcher and has collaborated with her father, Paul Ekman, on the Atlas of Emotions project. Eve shares her dad's deep love of bagels and is a devout practitioner of cold water ocean play.
To learn more about her work you can visit the Atlas of Emotions, an online website for emotional awareness commissioned by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and co-created by Eve and Paul Ekman. You can also learn more about a contemplative science training for learning emotional balance that was founded by Alan Wallace and Paul Ekman and is currently lead by Eve Ekman and a global teacher network at Cultivating Emotion Balance.