Jacob Dalton
Assistant Professor
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

Research Expertise and Interest

religion, ritual, Tibet, Buddhism, Tantra, Dunhuang


Jake Dalton teaches the study of Tibetan Buddhism in the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies and the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures. He is also an active member of the Group in Buddhist Studies. He works on Nyingma religious history, tantric ritual, 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, 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 working on a study of tantric ritual in the Dunhuang manuscripts.

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