Alan Walace on The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying

Dr. B Alan Wallace, a well-known scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, comments on the 20th anniversary of Sogyal Rinpoche’s book: “Since it was published twenty years ago, Sogyal Rinpoche’s The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying has earned its status as a modern classic of Tibetan Buddhism. Filled with personal narratives and the rich wisdom of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition as a whole, this beautifully written book is one I have recommended widely to Dharma students the world over. It is such an authoritative work that I also made it required reading when I taught Tibetan Buddhism during my years as a lecturer at the University of California. I’m sure that it will continue to be of great benefit in the years and decades to come.”

Dr Wallace 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. A scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, he has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Dr. Wallace devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, and 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.

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