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Alan Wallace

Alan Wallace B. Alan Wallace was raised and educated in the United States, Scotland, and Switzerland.

In 1971, he discontinued his formal Western education to go to Dharamsala, India, where he studied Tibetan Buddhism, medicine, and language for four years.  In 1973, he began training in the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics.

In 1975, at the request of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, he joined the eminent Tibetan Buddhist scholar Geshe Rabten in Switzerland.  Over the next four years, he continued his own studies and monastic training, translated Tibetan texts, interpreted for many Tibetan Lamas including H.H. the Dalai Lama, and taught Buddhist philosophy and meditation in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, France, and England.

During the period 1992-1997, Alan served as the principal interpreter for the Venerable Gyatrul Rinpoche. From 1995-1997, he was a Visiting Scholar in the departments of religious studies and psychology at Stanford University.  Alan Wallace also taught in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he held classes on Tibetan Buddhist studies and the interface between science and religion.  Alan has published many important Dharma books, both translations of traditional Tibetan texts and his own writings.  He is also a very committed practioner who spends many months in solitary retreat on a frequent basis.  He now lives in Santa Barbara, where he is creating an Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Consciousness, and he teaches Buddhist philosophy and meditation throughout Europe and North America.

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