James Blumenthal (1967-2014) was an associate professor of Buddhist philosophy at Oregon State University and founding faculty member in Buddhist Studies at Maitripa College.
His published works include:
- The Ornament of the Middle Way: A Study of the Madhyamaka Thought of Santaraksita (2004)
- Incompatible Visions: South Asian Religions in History and Culture (2006) (editor)
- Steps on the Path: A Commentary on the “Shamatha” Chapter of Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim Chenmo (co-author and editor with Geshe Lhundup Sopa)
- Also more than 40 articles in academic journals, books, and popular periodicals on various aspects of Buddhist thought and practice.
In 2004 he translated Nagarjuna’s Sixty Stanzas on Reasoning for His Holiness the Dalai Lama on the occasion of his public teachings on the text in Pasadena, California.