Georges Dreyfus left his native Switzerland for India in 1970, and soon began studying with Ven. Geshe Rabten, the great scholar-yogin whom H.H. the Dalai Lama had invited to teach the growing number of westerners arriving in Dharamsala.  Within one year he took monastic ordination and embarked on the demanding training programme for the degree of Geshe (broadly equivalent to the Western ‘Doctor in Divinity’).  As well as studying at the Buddhist School of Dialectics in Dharamsala, he also studied at all three of the great Geluk monasteries of Ganden, Sera and Drepung re-established in India.
During the fifteen years that his training lasted, Dreyfus studied the great treatises of the Indian Buddhist tradition in the light of their Tibetan commentaries.  In 1985 he was awarded the degree of Lharampa Geshe, the highest academic qualification in the Geluk system – the first western student to be so honoured. He subsequently completed both M.A. and Ph.D degrees at the University of Virginia under Prof. Jeffrey Hopkins.
Very much inspired by the spirit of non-sectarianism, Dreyfus has studied extensively outside of the Geluk school where he received his basic training.  He studied and practiced Theravada meditation techniques with Munindra and other qualified teachers.  He also studied logic and epistemology as well as Madhyamaka philosophy with the Sagya Khenpo Migmar Tsering.  He received teachings from both Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Tulku Urgyen, and further studied Madhyamaka and some of the most important texts on Vajrayana practice within the Nyingma tradition with Khenpo Namdrol.
乔治·德雷福斯(Georges Dreyfus)现在是美国威廉姆斯学院(MA)的杰克逊宗教教授,他在那里教授藏传佛教和泰国佛教,印度哲学,冥想和认知科学,宗教和科学方面的课程。 他主要感兴趣的领域之一是对意识的研究,他通过与心灵与生命研究所的联系发展了兴趣。 他通过诸如“印度思想中的人和人”,“佛教徒和印度教徒关于心灵和自我的观点”和“体现的思想:冥想的实践,思想科学和哲学”等课程来增强这种兴趣。这门课程汇集了认知科学,现象学以及佛教的思想和实践。