William Waldron teaches courses on the South Asian religious traditions of Hinduism and Buddhism, Tibetan religion and history, comparative psychologies and philosophies of mind, and theory and method in the study of religion. His publications focus on the Yogacara school of Indian Buddhism and its dialogue with modern thought. Professor Waldron has been at Middlebury College since 1996. His monograph, The Buddhist Unconscious: The Alaya-vijñana in the Context of Indian Buddhist Thought, was published by RoutledgeCurzon in 2003. He is currently working on an introduction to Yogacara cognitive theory in relation to cognitive science.

This profile was last updated on January 1, 2017

Mind & Life Connections


2018 Summer Research Institute Session

Interdisciplinary Panel Geopolitics of the Other

Moderators: William Waldron
Panel: Marisela Gomez, Nilanjana (Buju) Dasgupta, Michael Onyebuchi Eze, William Waldron


Think Tanks

Varieties of Contemplative Experience

Willoughby Britton, Jared Lindahl

Topics: Contemplative Wisdom | Mental Health