In our second episode with Alan Wallace, he presents a new model for “professional” contemplatives. Instead of trying to transplant the monastic model to the West, Dr. Wallace suggests that contemplation become an actual profession. Just as a neuroscientist would go to school to get a PhD and then spend 40+ hour a week working in their field, so too could we have “contemplative scientists” who devote their time to the exploration and investigation of subjective experience.
This is part 2 of a three-part series. Listen to Part 1, Alan Wallace on Achieving Shamatha and Part 3, The Shamatha Project.
- The Attention Revolution ( http://bit.ly/HIW1o )
- Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Consciousness Studies ( http://www.sbinstitute.com )
- The Shamatha Project ( http://www.sbinstitute.com/research_Shamatha.html )