B. Alan Wallace
B. Alan Wallace started his studies of Tibetan Buddhism, language, and civilization in 1970 in the University of Göttingen and then continued his studies During the next two years in India, Switzerland, and the United States. After graduating summa cum laude from Amherst College, where he studied physics and the philosophy of mathematics, he proceeded to make his Ph.D. in religious studies at Stanford University. Then he taught for a long time in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California in Santa Barbara, and is now the president and founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies (http://sbinstitute.com). He's also Chairman of their Thanypura Mind Centre (http://piamc.com) in Thailand, where he directs meditation retreats. He's edited, translated, authored, and contributed to more than forty books on Tibetan Buddhism, language, medicine, and civilization, as well as the interface between science and Buddhism, such as Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic: A Manifesto for your Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice, Mind from the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity, and Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness.
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