Alex Wayman

Alex Wayman (January 11, 1921 – September 22, 2004)[1] was a Tibetologist and Indologist and worked as a professor of Sanskrit at Columbia University. He was of Jewish background.[2]

After finishing his B.A. (1948), M.A. (1949) and Ph. D. (1959) at the University of California, Los Angeles he came to Columbia as a visiting professor in 1966. In 1967 he was made professor of Sanskrit and remained in this position until his retirement in 1991.

Wayman wrote many books on Buddhism, especially Tantric Buddhist themes, and on Buddhist logic.


  1. ^ "Columbia News ::: Alex Wayman, Pioneer of Tibetology, Dies at 83". 2017-01-26. Archived from the original on 2017-01-26. Retrieved 2017-06-16.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  2. ^ Amanda Porterfield, The Transformation of American Religion : The Story of a Late-Twentieth-Century Awakening, Oxford University Press (2001), p. 159