The Santa Barbara Institute offers public lectures, workshops and seminars on a variety of consciousness studies-related topics, as well as weekend and week-long meditation retreats focused on the cultivation of motivational, attentional, cognitive, and emotional balance led by B. Alan Wallace. All retreats are divided into 1/3 meditation, 1/3 teachings, and 1/3 discussion/questions and answers. The daily sessions run 9am-noon; 2-4pm; 7-9pm. The week-long begins at 5pm on Sunday with orientation and end after lunch the following Sunday. All meals are included (even for commuters) in the listed price.

  • January 7, 2018
    January 12, 2018

    January 7-12th: Buddhahood Without Meditation is the most renowned of the five principal Dzogchen texts revealed by the 19th century Mahasiddha Düdjom Lingpa, and it is unique in that it consists of an anthology of teachings he received by way of pure visions of many of the greatest Indian and...

  • April 3rd, 2018
    May 30th, 2018

    The Sharp Vajra of Conscious Awareness and Düdjom Lingpa's commentary (edited by Pema Tashi), entitled The Essence of Clear Meaning
    Location: Lama Tzong Khapa Institute, Tuscany, Italy

    Applications are now available for the Spring 8-week retreat titled The Sharp Vajra of Conscious...

  • June 19th, 2018
    July 23rd, 2018

    Venue: Landguet Ried, Bern, Switzerland.

    To request for an application please email
    The cost for rooms are listed here.
    Accommodation available:

    This price includes teachings, food, and lodging for 5...