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
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.
For More information visit: http://www.alanwallace.org
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