Ahimsa Center Presents "What Makes Life Meaningful: A Contemplative View"

Ahimsa Center Presents "What Makes Life Meaningful: A Contemplative View"
Alan Wallace, scholar and Buddhist practitioner, will lead a nonviolence dialogue on July 16.

The Ahimsa Center, located in the College of Letters, Arts & Social Sciences, will host its annual nonviolence dialogue on Sunday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Bronco Student Center's Ursa Minor Suite. The dialogue will be led by Dr. Alan Wallace, founding president of the Santa Barbara Institute of Consciousness Studies, which focuses its efforts on interdisciplinary research and education to advance understanding of the nature and potential of consciousness.

Ahimsa is nonviolence rooted in courage and compassion, fearlessness and forgiveness. It is the basis for lasting peace in society. The Ahimsa Center Dialogues feature scholars and practitioners of ahimsa. Wallace's topic, “What Makes Life Meaningful: A Contemplative View,” focuses on three contemplative traditions that are key to leading a meaningful life. The event will consist of a presentation, guided meditation and discussion. Lunch will be served.

Wallace, a scholar and Buddhist practitioner, spent 14 years training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk ordained by the Dalai Lama. His most recent publications include The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind, Genuine Happiness: Meditation as a Path to Fulfillment and The Four Immeasurables: Cultivating a Boundless Heart.

Advance registration for the event is strongly recommended. For more information, contact Tara Sethia, professor and Ahimsa Center director, at (909) 869-3868 or tsethia@cpp.edu. Visit the Ahimsa Center Web site at www.cpp.edu/ahimsacenter.