Wallace, B. Alan

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WALLACE, B. Alan. American, b. 1950. Genres: Theology/Religion, Translations. Career: Tibet Institute, Rikon, Switzerland, lecturer, 1975-77; Center for Higher Tibetan Studies, Mt. Pelerin, Switzerland, lecturer, 1977- 79; H.H. the Dalai Lama, interpreter, 1979; University of Washington, Seattle, interpreter, 1982; American Institute of Buddhist Studies, Amherst, MA, lecturer, 1984-86; Amherst College, Amherst, MA, lecturer, 1987; Stanford University, Stanford, CA, teaching assistant, 1990, teaching intern, 1991, lecturer in Innovative Academic Courses Program, 1992, chief teaching assistant, 1994, visiting scholar in religious studies, 1995-96, visiting scholar in psychology, 1996-97, instructor, 1997; Mind and Life III (a meeting between H.H. the Dalai Lama and western scientists and scholars), Dharamsala, India, organizer and interpreter, 1990; Mind and Life IV, Dharamsala, India, interpreter and consultant, 1992; Stanford Memorial Church, co-organizer and co-interpreter for a symposium with H.H. the Dalai Lama and Stanford Faculty, 1994; UCLA Extension Program, Los Angeles, CA, instructor, 1997; Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, lecturer, 1997-; interpreter at symposiums, lectures, conferences, and dialogues; academic presentations on Tibetan studies, Buddhism, religion, and spirituality; research on Tibetan studies and Buddhism. Publications: (ed.) G.N. Dhargyey, Tibetan Tradition of Mental Development, 1974; (with K. McKenzie) Spoken Tibetan, 1985; A Passage from Solitude: a Modern Commentary on Tibetan Buddhist Mind Training, 1992; Tibetan Buddhism From the Ground Up, 1993; Choosing Reality: A Contemplative View of Physics and the Mind, 1989, as Choosing Reality: A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind, 1996. TRANSLATOR: (and ed) The Ambrosia Heart Tantra, 1976; S.G. Amipa, Waterdrop from the Glorious Sea: a History of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, 1976; (and ed) The Life and Teachings of Geshe Rabten, 1980; H.H. the Dalai Lama, Four Essential Buddhist Commentaries, 1984; G.N. Dhargyey, The Kalchakra Tantra, 1986; (with J. Hopkins and L. Rabgyey) Y. Donden, Health Through Balance: An Introduction to Tibetan Medicine, 1986; (ed, and annotator) H.H. the Dalai Lama, A Commentary on the Ninth Chapter of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, 1988; (with G.T. Jinpa) H.H. the Dalai Lama, Worlds in Harmony: Dialogues on Compassionate Action, 1992; (with G.T. Jinpa) H.H. the Dalai Lama, Gentle Bridges: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind, 1992; Gen Lamrimpa, Samantha Meditation: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on Cultivating Meditative Quiescence, 1992, as Calming the Mind: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Cultivation of Meditative Quiescence, 1995; (with S. Khandro) G. Rinpoche, Ancient Wisdom: Nyingma Teachings of Dream Yoga, Meditation and Transformation, 1993; (with V.A. Wallace) A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, 1997; (with G.T. Jinpa) Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying: An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama, 1997; (with G.T. Jinpa) Healing Emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health, 1997. Address: Department of Religious Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, U.S.A.

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