Shamatha Project with B. Alan Wallace

September 3–December 8, 2007

Tuition $ + 96 nights

If you have been longing to engage in intensive practice in a retreat environment, join us for this three-month program, during which we will combine rigorous meditation practice (8 to 10 hours daily) with instruction in various forms of shamatha (“calm abiding”) practice drawn from the Theravada and Mahayana Buddhist traditions. We will also work with cultivating the Four Immeasurables: lovingkindness, compassion, empathetic joy and equanimity. Limited space available and admittance is by application. To request an application, email

B. Alan Wallace, PhD, is the founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. Combining 14 years of training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk with degrees in physics, the philosophy of science and religious studies, he is involved in integrating Buddhist contemplative practices and Western science to advance the study of the mind.

The cost of lodging and meals for this retreat is $5,820, due as follows:

Initial deposit: $500 due upon registration (reflected in the registration box below)
Second payment: $1,800 due April 1, 2007
Third payment: $1,800 due June 1, 2007
Final payment: $1,720 due August 3, 2007

In addition, participants will make an offering of a teacher’s gift.

Note: There is a possibility that retreatants in this program might be able to participate in a phase of the Shamatha Project, a research study into the benefits of long-term meditation. This web page will be updated as further information becomes available.

Note: You are not fully registered for this program until your application has been approved AND you have registered with Shambhala Mountain Center below. If you register with Shambhala Mountain Center but your application is not approved your deposit will be refunded in full.

Program Details

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Financial aid is available for this program.