Quote Archives: Alan Wallace

The necessary qualities of the teacher and student ~ Alan Wallace

In addition to the two basic qualities a teacher must possess — altruistic intention and a sound knowledge of Dharma — three qualities are necessary on the part of a disciple. The first is perceptivity — attending closely, clarity of attention. The second quality is having an aspiration to put the teachings into practice. You […]

Attention and relaxation ~ Alan Wallace

Meditation is a balancing act between attention and relaxation. Alan Wallace

Awareness in empty space ~ Alan Wallace

Imagine yourself as a child lying on your back, gazing up into a cloudless sky, and blowing soap bubbles through a plastic ring. As a bubble drifts up into the sky, you watch it rise, and this brings your attention to the sky. While you are looking at the bubble, it pops, and you keep […]