David Paul Boaz Dechen Wangdu
David is Co-Founding Director and Vice President of Copper Mountain Institute, Inc., a tax exempt Buddhist Temple and Buddhist and contemplative studies research institute where he teaches Buddhist studies and mindfulness meditation.
He is Founding Director of the Copper Mountain Institute Mindfulness Prison Project where he teaches Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and secular mindfulness meditation in correctional settings. Here he has established several Buddhist sanghas. He specializes in Psychiatric Services corrections, and also works with General Population.
David has a doctorate in philosophy (Religious Studies), and has lectured in Western philosophy at California State University, and in Eastern philosophy at the American Institute of Oriental Medicine. He has devoted his life to the study, practice, and teaching of Buddhist wisdom, including extensive practice with Buddhist Mahayana/Vajrayana and Vedanta meditation masters. He has been a disciple of Tibetan Buddhist Dzogchen and Mahamudra master Adzom Rinpoche since 1999. He has written and taught consciousness studies, contemplative studies, Buddhist studies, and meditation practice for over forty years.
David has done original work in East-West philosophy of mind and consciousness studies through his integration of nondual Buddhist Dzogchen, the Great Perfection, with Western Panpsychism (primary monistic cosmopsychism)—the view that all relative physical, mental and spiritual reality arises from an all-pervading ultimate primordial awareness-consciousness ground. He is an outspoken critic of Metaphysical Materialism, Physicalism, and Dualism in science and philosophy, and has written extensively on the wisdom unity of East and West.
David is a philosopher of physics and cosmology, specializing in foundational interpretations of quantum mechanics. He has published A Middle Way Quantum Ontology (2021) which engages the impact of the quantum theory upon our emerging Noetic Revolution, the 21st century rapprochement of objective Science and subjective Spirit with its unifying contemplative science. His work bespeaks the prior unity of Science and Spirit.
David is author of five books on Buddhism, Buddhism in Science, Quantum Ontology, and over 100 articles and essays. Book previews are available at amazon.com. Please visit coppermount.org. For critical reviews and translations, Google “David Paul Boaz”.