Jacob Dalton

Jacob Dalton

Khyentse Foundation Distinguished University Professor in Tibetan Buddhism

(510) 642-3037

Office address:  3114 Dwinelle Hall

M.A. and Ph.D. University of Michigan, 2002
B.A. Marlboro College, 1993

Research interests:
Jacob Dalton, Khyentse Foundation Distinguished University Professor in Tibetan Buddhism, holds a joint appointment in South and Southeast Asian Studies and East Asian Languages and Cultures. An active member of the Group in Buddhist Studies, he teaches on Tibetan Buddhism.  His research interests include tantric ritual, the Great Perfection (Dzogchen), Nyingma religious history, paleography, and the Dunhuang manuscripts. He is the author of The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism (Yale University Press, 2011), The Gathering of Intentions: A History of a Tibetan Tantra (Columbia University Press, 2016), and co-author of Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library (Brill, 2006). He is currently finishing a book on tantric ritual manuals among the Dunhuang manuscripts.

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