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B. Alan Wallace

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Dissertation Title
"The Cultivation of Sustained Voluntary Attention in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism"
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After earning his PhD in Religious Studies at Stanford University, B. Alan Wallace taught for four years in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is now the founder and president of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies and three branches of the Center for Contemplative Research, as well as the chairman of the Phuket International Academy Mind Centre in Thailand, where he leads intensive, eight-week meditation retreats. His most recent books include The Four Immeasurables: Practices to Open the Heart (2021), Minding Closely: The Four Applications of Mindfulness (2021), Open Mind: View and Meditation in the Lineage of Lerab Lingpa (2018).

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