Tibetan Program + Buddhist Studies + South and Southeast Asian Studies
Khyentse Foundation Distinguished Professor
Jacob Dalton works on tantric ritual, Nyingma religious history, and the Dunhuang manuscripts. He is co-author of Tibetan Tantric Manuscripts from Dunhuang: A Descriptive Catalogue of the Stein Collection at the British Library (Brill, 2006) and author of The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism (Yale University Press, 2011), Through the Eyes of the Compendium of Intentions: The History of a Tibetan Ritual Tradition (Columbia University Press, 2016), and Conjuring the Buddha: Ritual Manuals in Early Tantric Buddhism (Columbia University Press, 2023). He is currently working on two books: an introduction to tantric Budddhism and an interpretive study of Tibet's early Great Perfection Heart Essence tradition.