B. Alan Wallace, a scholar and practitioner of Buddhism since 1970, has taught Buddhist theory and meditation worldwide since 1976. Having devoted fourteen years to training as a Tibetan Buddhist monk, ordained by 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. Today he is a frequent public speaker and retreat leader, and the founder of the Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. He has edited, translated, authored, and contributed to many books, including Stilling the Mind and The Attention Revolution.
"Lerab Lingpa, Je Tsultrim Zangpo and Lozang Do-ngak Chokyi Gyatso all have the unusual ability to teach the profound wisdom of the Great Perfection out of their own experience, in a direct and meaningful way to dharma students living in our challenging times. It's a tribute to Alan Wallace, a long-term practitioner, dharma teacher, and scholar, that he has translated these teachings (a very difficult task) into clear and sparkling prose that we can understand and use for practice."--Tsoknyi Rinpoche, founder, Pundarika Foundation and author of Open Heart, Open Mind "Tertï¿½n Sogyal is celebrated as one of the greatest Tibetan Buddhist teachers in the 20th century. This is a precious book that carries his profound wisdom. Thanks to Alan Wallace for doing such great job in translating it into English. Open Mind is a gift to those who have affinity with the way of Dzogchen."--Anam Thubten, author of The Magic of Awareness