William Waldron is Professor of Religion at Middlebury College, Vermont, where he teaches courses on Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Study of Religion and has served as Chair of the Department of Religion. He received his B.A. in South Asian Studies and his Ph. D. in Buddhist Studies from the University of Wisconsin, after working extensively with native teachers and scholars in India, Nepal and Japan. In addition to his monograph on Yogācāra Buddhism entitled The Buddhist Unconscious, he has published numerous articles comparing Buddhist and modern theories of mind from evolutionary biology, cognitive science, and sociology. Bill is also a recent Fulbright Senior Scholar in Nepal, where he taught courses in the Department of Buddhist Studies at Tribhuvan University as well as the Centre for Buddhist Studies, affiliated with Kathmandu University.He is currently researching the relation between theories of mind in the Yogācāra school of Indian Buddhism and in modern cognitive sciences.

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