Leo M. Pruden
Leo M. Pruden (March 1938 - October 1991) was an American scholar and translator. His major works include a translation into English of Louis de La Vallée Poussin's six-volume French translation of the Abhidharma-kosa. For this translation, Pruden consulted the Sanskrit source text, as well as contemporary Chinese and Japanese sources.
Pruden studied at Tokyo University, in the Department of Indian and Buddhist Studies, from 1961 to 1964.
He began teaching on the Abhidharma at Brown University (1970-1971), and subsequently at the Nyingma Institute (Berkeley, California), and at the University of Oriental Studies (Los Angeles).
In 1973, Pruden and Venerable Dr. Thich Thien-An co-founded the American University of Oriental Studies in Los Angeles, California. This institution was later restructered as Buddha Dharma University.
- Vasubandhu (1991), Abhidharmakośabhāṣyam, Volume 1, translated by Pruden, Leo M.; de La Vallée Poussin, Louis, Asian Humanities Press
- Pioneering Buddhist Scholars (Buddha Dharma University)
- Buddha Dharma University
- Leo M. Pruden (UBC Press)