Starting a Two Week Retreat

B. Alan Wallace, 25 May 2010

This morning Alan suggested to adopt the attitute of starting a 2-week retreat. He humorously gave some very important points and tips about the practice in order to make the most out of the time we have left. Very recommended!

After the practice, Alan throws in 3 minutes about William James’ pure experience theory, John Wheeler 's (theoretical physicist) theories, and how they are extremely similar to the core Buddhist teachings of experience. He also relates them to the practice of Shamatha, showing how it is really an outstandingly potent tool to probe into the nature of the universe at large. Yes, in 3 minutes total.

Enjoy, along with this beautiful photo from Ale!

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