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 Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity; Embracing Mind: The Common Ground of Science and Spirituality; and Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness.

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