Born in California in 1950, Alan Wallace began his studies of Tibetan Buddhism and the Tibetan language at the University of Göttingen, West Germany in 1970. He continued his studies for three years at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives and the Buddhist School of Dialects in Dharamsala, India. For a period of four years he studied, taught and interpreted for numerous Tibetan lamas at the Tibet Institute and the Centre for Higher Tibetan Studies, both in Switzerland. After a thirteen year absence from western academia, he earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Amherst College, summa cum laude, where, as an Independent Scholar, he researched the philosophical foundations of modern physics in light of Buddhist philosophy. He has translated and published several books on Tibetan Buddhism, language and medicine and is currently the spiritual director of Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, Washington.

This profile was last updated on May 15, 2020

Mind & Life Connections

2014

2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Master Lecture – Contemplative Inquiry and Science

B. Alan Wallace, Paul Ekman

Topics: Compassion & Empathy | Interconnection

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2014 International Symposium for Contemplative Studies Session

Concurrent Session 4 – Cultivating Emotional Balance (CEB): Training, Research, and Future

Eve Ekman, Paul Ekman, B. Alan Wallace

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mindfulness

2009

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Mind & Life XVIII – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • April 10, 2009

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2005

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Mind & Life XIII – Session 5

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Mind & Life XIII – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Mind & Life XIII – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Mind & Life XIII – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

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Mind & Life XIII – Intro, Opening Remarks, and Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • November 8, 2005

Topics: Mental Health | Mindfulness | Stress & Resilience

2004
2003

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Mind & Life XI – Session 4

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XI – Session 3

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XI – Session 2

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

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Mind & Life XI – Session 1

Mind and Life Institute • September 14, 2003

Topics: Brain & Cognitive Science | Contemplative Wisdom

2002
2001
2000
1997

1997 Mind & Life Dialogue VI

The New Physics and Cosmology

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom

1995

1995 Mind & Life Dialogue V

Altruism, Ethics, and Compassion

Topics: Compassion & Empathy

1992
1990

1990 Mind & Life Dialogue III

Emotions and Health

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health

1989
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