David Paul Boaz Dechen Wangdu is Co-Founding Director and Vice President of Copper Mountain Institute, Inc., a tax exempt Buddhist temple and Buddhist and contemplative studies research institute. He is also founder of the Institute’s Mindfulness Prison Project where he teaches Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and secular mindfulness meditation practice in correctional settings.
He has a doctorate in philosophy (Religious Studies), and has lectured in Western philosophy at California State University, and Eastern philosophy at the American Institute of Oriental Medicine. He has studied and practiced with both Eastern and Western meditation masters, and has taught mindfulness, meditation and contemplative studies for over forty years. He has been a student of Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen and Mahamudra master Ad Zom Rinpoche since 1999.
David is author of the forthcoming book, The Noetic Revolution: Toward an Integral Science of Matter, Mind and Spirit. His other works include The Problem and Opportunity of Consciousness, Phenomenology of Transcendental Consciousness (an unpublished doctoral dissertation), Being and Time: Toward a Post-Standard Model Noetic Reality, Pictures from Cathedral Peak (a book of poems and photographs), Shoshin (a book of Haiku),and The Zen of Wine (a mindful introduction to wine). He is a philosopher of physics and cosmology with a special interest in our emerging Noetic Revolution—the 21st century rapprochement of objective Science and subjective Spirit. He has authored more than fifty essays and articles.