H. H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, & B. Alan Wallace in Conversation (#134)


This episode of the Wisdom Podcast, recorded live at the 2021 Serenity Ridge Dialogues features a conversation between H. H. the 42nd Sakya Trizin, Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, & B. Alan Wallace, moderated by Daniel Aitken. Topics discussed include

  • body, breath, mind, and the nature of consciousness in scientific and spiritual paradigms;
  • views on the source of mind and the influence of the brain;
  • integration of science and spirituality in the understanding of the nature of the mind;
  • introspective techniques such as vipassana and samatha, and the cultivation of attention, insight, and compassion;
  • Alaya consciousness, primordial mind, Rigpa, and the differing Mahayana interpretations of Buddha nature;
  • awe, devotion, and faith in the experience of dream-like reality;
  • and more.

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About the Interviewee

This episode of the Wisdom Podcast features a conversation between three great teachers:

  • His Holiness the 42nd Sakya Trizin Rinpoche, throne-holder of the Sakya Tradition, renowned for the clarity of his teachings;
  • Geshe Tenzin Wangyal Rinpoche, teacher, author, and founder and spiritual director of Ligmincha International, dedicated to study and practice of the Bön Tradition;
  • Alan Wallace, author, translator, and one of the world’s leading scholars and teachers of Tibetan Buddhism and meditation.
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