The Australian Contemplative Observatory



Due to a lack of resources the ACO has been dissolved however its former members and supporters are concentrating their efforts on the Centre for Contemplative Research which is to be built in Tuscany where students will gain training and experience under Lama Alan Wallace’s guidance. Click the link below to find out more:

Research and Articles

Message from His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Why we need contemplative observatories:

In this Wisdom Moments video Alan Wallace talks about the series of new books he is working on, which will consist of a collection of translations of texts attributed to the Dzogchen master Düdjom Lingpa, a nineteenth-century Nyingma tertön, and his disciples Sera Khandro and Padma Tashi.

How meditation can reshape our brains by Sara Lazar (Ted Talk)

Rationale for the Establishment of a Network of Contemplative Observatories

War Veterans Increasingly Turn to Meditation to Treat PTSD

A new era for mind studies