- A conversation with B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D. B. Alan Wallace, Ph.D., is a dynamic lecturer, progressive scholar, and one of the most prolific writers and translators of Tibetan Buddhism in the West, who continually seeks innovative ways to integrate Buddhist contemplative practices with Western science to advance the study of the mind. Dr. Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he went on to earn an undergraduate degree in physics and the philosophy of science at Amherst College and a doctorate in religious studies at Stanford. With his unique background, Alan brings deep experience and applied skills to the challenge of integrating traditional Indo-Tibetan Buddhism with the modern world.
Alan Wallace is the author of at least 17 volumes, plus many essays and articles. His books include The Taboo of Subjectivity: Toward a New Science of Consciousness (Oxford University Press 2000) Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground (Columbia University Press 2003), The Attention Revolution, Contemplative Science: Where Buddhism and Neuroscience Converge (Columbia 2007) , Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity (Columbia 2007), and his three most recent books all published in 2011, Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic, Stilling the Mind, and Minding Closely: the Four Applications of Mindfulness. He is also the Founder and President of The Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies.
- Dr. Wallace's personal website: alanwallace.org
- The Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies website: sbinstitute.com
- Cultivating Emotional Balance website: www.cultivatingemotionalbalance.org
- Thanyapura Mind Centre website: www.thanyapura.com/thanyapura-mind-centre
- Thanyapura Mind Centre podcasts: podcasts.sbinstitute.com