Writings

Authored Books (academic):

· Meditations of a Buddhist Skeptic: A Manifesto for the Mind Sciences and Contemplative Practice, New York: Columbia University Press, 2011. Read Chapter 8: "Buddhist Radical Empiricism."
 
· Mind in the Balance: Meditation in Science, Buddhism, and Christianity. New York: Columbia University Press, 2009. Read Chapter 10: "Exploring the Nature of Consciousness."

· Hidden Dimensions: The Unification of Physics and Consciousness. New York: Columbia University Press, 2008. Read Chapter 4: "Observing the Space of the Mind."

· Contemplative Science: Where Buddhism and Neuroscience Converge. New York: Columbia University Press, 2007. Read Chapter 1: "Principles of Contemplative Science."

· The Taboo of Subjectivity: Toward a New Science of Consciousness. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. Read Chapter 1: "Four Dimensions of the Scientific Tradition."

· The Bridge of Quiescence: Experiencing Tibetan Buddhist Meditation. Chicago: Open Court Press, 1998. Read Chapter 1: "Methodlogical Perspectives."

· Choosing Reality: A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1989. Read Chapter 23: "A Contemplative View of the Mind"

Authored Books (popular):

· Stilling the Mind: Shamatha Teachings from Dudjom Lingpa’s Vajra Essence, Boston: Wisdom Publications, 2011. Read Chapter 3: "The Questions of Great Boundless Emptiness."

· Minding Closely: The Four Applications of Mindfulness, Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion Publications, 2011. Read the introduction and the first chapter.

Embracing Mind: The Common Ground of Science & Spirituality. Shambhala, 2008. Read Chapter 1: " A Shotgun Wedding: The Marriage of Science and Christianity."

· The Attention Revolution: Unlocking the Power of the Focused Mind. Wisdom, 2006. Read the Introduction· Read Descriptions

·Genuine Happiness: Meditation as a Path to Fulfillment. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
Read the Introduction · Read Part 1: "Refining the Attention."

· The Four Immeasurables: Cultivating a Boundless Heart. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 2004.

· Buddhism with an Attitude: The Tibetan Seven-Point Mind-Training. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 2001.

· Tibetan Buddhism From the Ground Up. Boston: Wisdom, 1993.

· Seven Point Mind Training. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1992.

 

Edited Books:

· Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003.
Read the introductory Chapter by B. Alan Wallace : " Introduction: Buddhism and Science- Breaking Down the Barriers."

· Consciousness at the Crossroads: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brainscience and Buddhism. With Zara Houshmand and Robert Livingston. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1999.

Translated Books:

· The Vajra Essence: From the Matrix of Primordial Consciousness and Pure Appearances, a Tantra on the Self-arisen Nature of Existence. Düdjom Lingpa. Ashland, OR: Mirror of Wisdom Pub lications, 2004.

· The Great Treatise on the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, Volume III. Tsong-kha-pa. With the Lamrim Chenmo Translation Committee. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 2003.

· Destructive Emotions: A Scientific Dialogue with the Dalai Lama. Daniel Goleman (ed.). Co-translated with Geshe Thupten Jinpa. New York: Bantam Doubleday, 2002.

· How to Realize Emptiness. Gen Lamrimpa. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 2002.

· Meditation, Transformation, and Dream Yoga. Gyatrul Rinpoche. Translated with Sangye Khandro. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 2002.

· Naked Awareness: Practical Teachings on the Union of Mahamudra and Dzogchen. Karma Chagmé, with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 2000.

· Healing from the Source: The Science and Lore of Tibetan Medicine. Dr. Yeshi Dhonden. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 2000.

· Transcending Time: The Kalacakra Six-Session Guruyoga. Gen Lamrimpa. Boston: Wisdom, 1999.

· Natural Liberation: Padmasambhava's Teachings on the Six Bardos, by Padmasambhava, with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche. Boston: Wisdom, 1998.

· A Spacious Path to Freedom: Practical Instructions on the Union of Mahamudra and Atiyoga. Karma Chagmé, with commentary by Gyatrul Rinpoche. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1998.

· A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. A translation from the Sanskrit and Tibetan of Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara. With Vesna A. Wallace. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1997.

· Healing Emotions: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Mindfulness, Emotions, and Health. Daniel Goleman (ed.). Co-translated with Geshe Thupten Jinpa. Boston: Shambhala, 1997.

· Sleeping, Dreaming, and Dying: An Exploration of Consciousness with the Dalai Lama. Francisco J. Varela (eds.). Co-translated with Geshe Thupten Jinpa. Boston: Wisdom Publications, 1997.

· Calming the Mind: Tibetan Buddhist Teachings on the Cultivation of Meditative Quiescence . Gen Lamrimpa. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1995.

· Transcendent Wisdom: A Commentary on the Ninth Chapter of Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life, H.H. the Dalai Lama. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1994.

· Gentle Bridges: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on the Sciences of Mind. Francisco Varela & Jeremy Hayward (eds.). Co-translated with Geshe Thupten Jinpa. Boston: Shambhala Publications, 1992.

Academic Essays:

“Contemplative/Emotion Training Reduces Negative Emotional Behavior and Promotes Prosocial Responses.” Margaret Kemeny, Jim Cavanagh, Phillip Shaver, Paul Ekman, Erika Rosenberg, Carol Foltz, Patricia Jennings, Janine Giese-Davis, and B. Alan Wallace,  Emotion. 2012 Apr;12(2):338-50. Epub 2011 Dec 12.
 
“Intensive meditation training, immune cell telomerase activity Q1, and psychological mediators.” Tonya L. Jacobs, Elissa S. Epel, Jue Lin, Elizabeth H. Blackburn, Owen M. Wolkowitz, David A. Bridwell, Anthony P. Zanesco, Stephen R. Aichele, Baljinder K. Sahdra, Katherine A. MacLean, Brandon G. King, Phillip R. Shaver, Erika L. Rosenberg, Emilio Ferrer, B. Alan Wallace, and Clifford D. Saron,  Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2011 Jun;36(5):664-81. Epub 2010 Oct 29.
 
“Enhanced Response Inhibition During Intensive Meditation Training Predicts Improvements in Self-Reported Adaptive Socio-Emotional Functioning.” Baljinder K. Sahdra, Katherine A. MacLean, Emilio Ferrer, Phillip R. Shaver, Erika L. Rosenberg, Tonya L. Jacobs, Anthony P. Zanesco, Brandon G. King, Stephen R. Aichele, David A. Bridwell, George R. Mangun, Shiri Lavy, B. Alan Wallace, and Clifford D. Saron,  Emotion. 2011 Apr;11(2):299-312.

A Buddhist View of Free Will: Beyond Determinism and Indeterminism.” In Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18, No. 3-4, 2011: 217-33

“Intensive meditation training leads to improvements in perceptual discrimination and sustained attention.” Katherine A. MacLean, Emilio Ferrer, Stephen R. Aichele, David A. Bridwell, Anthony P. Zanesco, Tonya L. Jacobs, Brandon G. King, Erika L. Rosenberg, Baljinder K. Sahdra, Phillip R. Shaver, B. Alan Wallace, George R. Mangun and Clifford D. Saron. Psychological Science, 21 (6) 2010: 829-839. Online version: http://pss.sagepub.com/content/early/2010/05/11/0956797610371339

"Mental Balance and Well-Being: Building Bridges Between Buddhism and Western Psychology." American Psychologist, October 2006

· “Buddhist and Psychological Perspectives on Emotions and Well-Being.” Co-author with Paul Ekman, Richard Davidson, and Matthieu Ricard. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 14, 59-63.

· A Science of Consciousness: Buddhism (1), the Modern West (0) The Pacific World: Journal of the Institute of Buddhist Studies, 2003. Presented at a conference sponsored by the Institute of Buddhist Studies at the Graduate Theological Union.

· “External, Internal, and Nondual Space” presented at the 26th Mystics and Scientists conference, entitled “Space in Mind: at the Interface of Inner and Outer Space,” held at King Alfred's College, Winchester, England, April 13, 2003. http://www.datadiwan.de/SciMedNet/home.htm

· “Vacuum States of Consciousness: A Tibetan Buddhist View” presented at the 5th Biennial International Symposium of Science, Technics and Aesthetics: “Space, Time and Beyond,” Lucerne, Switzerland, January 19, 2003. http://www.neugalu.ch/english.htm

· "Buddhism & Science: Breaking Down the Barriers". Introduction to Buddhism & Science: Breaking New Ground. B. Alan Wallace, ed. New York: Columbia University Press, 2003

· “The Intersubjective Worlds of Science and Religion.” Published in Science, Religion, and the Human Experience. James Proctor (ed), New York: Oxford University Press, 2005

· "The Scientific Frontier of the Inner Spirit." Network: The Scientific and Medical Network Review, Dec., 2002, No. 80, pp. 18-19.

· "The Spectrum of Buddhist Practice in the West." Westward Dharma: Buddhism Beyond Asia, Charles Prebish & Martin Baumann (eds.). Berkeley: University of California Press, 2002.

· "Four Applications of Mindfulness." American Spiritualities: A Reader. Catherine L. Albanese (ed.). Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

· "The Potential of Emptiness: Vacuum States in Physics and Consciousness." Network: The Scientific and Medical Network Review, Dec., 2001, No. 77, pp. 21-25.

· "Intersubjectivity in Indo-Tibetan Buddhism." Journal of Consciousness Studies, 8, No. 5-7, 2001, pp. 209-30.

· "Afterword: Buddhist Reflections". concluding essay for Consciousness at the Crossroads: Conversations with the Dalai Lama on Brainscience and Buddhism. With Zara Houshmand and Robert Livingston. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1999.

· “Is Buddhism Really Non-theistic?” presented at the National Conference of the American Academy of Religion, Boston, Mass., Nov., 1999.

· "The Dialectic Between Religious Belief and Contemplative Knowledge in Tibetan Buddhism." Buddhist Theology: Critical Reflections of Contemporary Buddhist Scholars, John Makransky & Roger Jackson, eds., pp. 203-214. London: Curzon Press. 1999.

· "Three Dimensions of Buddhist Studies." Buddhist Theology: Critical Reflections of Contemporary Buddhist Scholars, John Makransky & Roger Jackson, eds., pp. 61-77. London: Curzon Press. 1999.

· "The Buddhist Tradition of Samatha: Methods for Refining and Examining Consciousness." Journal of Consciousness Studies, 6, No. 2-3, 1999. pp. 175-187. Also published in The View from Within: First-person Methods in the Study of Consciousness. London: Imprint Academic, 1999.

· "A Contemplative View of the Mind." Choosing Reality: A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind. Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1989.

Recent Articles by B. Alan Wallace IN PDF FORMAT:

Within You, Without You: Like a telescope launched into orbit beyond the distortions of the earth’s atmosphere, shamatha meditation provides a platform for exploring the deep space of the mind.” In Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Winter, 2009: 78 – 83, 119.

“Achieving Free Will: A Buddhist Perspective.” In Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal, January/March 2009: pp. 55 – 58  

"Buddhism & Science: Confrontation and Collaboration" Presented at the International Conference on Buddhism & Science, Sarnath, Varanasi, Dec 2008.

"A Buddhist View of Free Will: Beyond Determinism & Indeterminism" Dec 2008

Popular Essays:

· “Rationale for the Establishment of a Network of Contemplative Observatories,” in Snow Lion: The Buddhist Magazine & Catalog, Vol. 26, No. 1, Spring 2012
 
· “Distorted Visions of Buddhism: Agnostic and Atheist” In Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal, October/November, 2010, Online version.
 
· “Shamatha in the Indian Buddhist Tradition.” In Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal, April, 2010: http://www.mandalamagazine.org/archives/mandala-issues-for-2010/april/shamatha-in-the-indian-buddhist-tradition/
 
· “Within You, Without You: Like a telescope launched into orbit beyond the distortions of the earth’s atmosphere, shamatha meditation provides a platform for exploring the deep space of the mind.” In Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Winter, 2009: 78 – 83, 119 
 
· “Achieving Free Will: A Buddhist Perspective.” In Mandala: A Tibetan Buddhist Journal, January/March 2009: pp. 55 – 58

· "A MIndful Balance." Tricycle: The Buddhist Review. Spring 2008.

· "Awakening to the Dream." Tricycle, Winter 2006.

· "Religion and Reason: Letter to a Christian Nation Reviewed." Shambhala Sun, November 2006. pp. 99-100

· "Mental Balance and Well-Being: Building Bridges Between Buddhism and Western Psychology." American Psychologist, October 2006.

· "Immaterial Evidence." Tricycle, Spring 2006. pp. 84-86

· "Illusions of Knowledge" Response to "Quantum Mechanics and the Brain" by Christof Koch and Klaus Hepp (Nature, Vol. 440/30 March 2006)

· "Choice of Perspectives: Science limited in explanations " Science & Theology, Jan. 2006, p. 11.

· "Energy Dynamics" Life Positive, Jan. 2006.

· "Forum: Lojong Mind Training Practices." With Judith Lief and Ken McLeod. BuddhaDharma, Fall 2005, pp. 38-47 & 85-86.

· "What is True Happiness?" Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Fall 2005, pp. 72-73 & 118-119. Read PDF online .

· "Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness: Reflections on the American 2004 Elections."

· "Lucid Dreaming and Meditation."

·"Overlapping Worlds" Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Spring 2003, pp. 58-69.

· "Refining the Attention: Focusing on What Matters, Moment by Moment." Spiritual & Health: The Soul/Body Connection, Summer 2002, pp. 30-33.

· "Tibetan Buddhism in the West: Is It Working?" Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Summer 2001, pp. 54-63.

· "Emptiness on My Mind." Mandala: Buddhism in Our Time, June 2001, pp. 26-27.

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