Dr. Dalton contributes to Khyentse Foundation as a member of the Fellowships Committee, helping to select candidates for the foundation’s Translation Studies Scholarship and Ph.D. Scholarship. He also hosts the annual Khyentse Lecture in Tibetan Buddhism at UC Berkeley, helps to select the recipient of UC Berkeley’s annual Khyentse Foundation Award for Excellence in Buddhist Studies, and occasionally helps out in less formal ways.
Jacob Dalton, Khyentse Foundation Distinguished Professor in Tibetan Buddhism at UC Berkeley, 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 Publishers) and author of The Taming of the Demons: Violence and Liberation in Tibetan Buddhism (Yale University Press), Through the Eyes of the Compendium of Intentions: The History of a Tibetan Ritual Tradition (Columbia University Press), and Conjuring the Buddha: Ritual Manuals in Early Tantric Buddhism (Columbia University Press).