Alan Wallace

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B. Alan Wallace has been a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, and has taught Buddhist theory and meditation throughout Europe and America since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by H. H. the Dalai Lama, he 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.

Teachings Given to the Rigpa Sangha

  • 14-21 September 2002, Dzogchen Beara, Soothing the Body, Settling the Mind, and Illuminating Awareness
  • June 2003, Dzogchen Beara, The View and Practice of the Four Schools—The Middle Way and The Perfection of Wisdom
  • 15 May 2015, Lerab Ling, Meditation and Shamatha in the Buddhist Teachings


  • Alan Wallace, Minding Closely: The Four Applications of Mindfulness (Ithaca: Snow Lion, 2011)

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