David Gonsalez

David Gonsalez was the translator of numerous sadhanas and texts and served for many years as the personal translator and attendant for Gen Lobsang Chophel. He was the president of Dechen Ling, a nonprofit organization that works with the Tibetan community in exile to establish their monasteries and traditions.

Lama Karma Wall

Lama Karma Wall is a teacher in the Karma Kagyu and Shangpa Kagyu lineages of Tibetan Buddhism and the director of the Milarepa Retreat Center in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. He is also the lead designer and facilitator for aNUma, a company bringing sacred group experiences in virtual reality to persons with terminal illness.

Thomas J. Mazanec

Thomas J. Mazanec is an Associate Professor of Premodern Chinese and Comparative Literature at UC Santa Barbara.

Edward Henning

Edward Henning (1949–2016) was a leading Western authority on Kālachakra, having studied for decades with Tibetan masters of the Jonang tradition in particular. A mathematician by profession with an interest in computer programming and journalism, Henning applied his expertise to Tibetan calendrical systems with Kālacakra and the Tibetan Calendar (AIBS, 2007). Some of his essays on Kālachakra and related topics remain available at his website, www.kalacakra.org.

Jeffrey W. Cupchik

Jeffrey W. Cupchik is an ethnomusicologist specializing in Buddhist studies, ritual music, and anthropology of religion. He has spent over twenty years studying Tibetan language, music, culture, and religion in Tibetan communities in India, Nepal, Tibet, Canada, and the United States.

Francis Sanzaro

Francis Sanzaro PhD is a climber, academic, speaker, and the author of books on philosophy, climbing, athletic theory and comparative religion. His essays, poetry and fiction have appeared in <em>The New York Times, Outside, Huffington Post, Climbing, Adventure Journal, The Baltimore Post Examiner, Continental Philosophy Review, </em>and<em> Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Rock and Ice, </em>among a dozen others. His books include the bestseller <em>Zen of Climbing</em>, <em>The Boulder: A Philosophy for Bouldering</em>; and <em>Society Elsewhere: Why the Gravest Threat to Humanity Will Come From Within</em>. He appeared at TEDx Ascend in Colorado speaking on approaches to risk and our relationship with the natural world. He is currently writing <em>Zen of the Wild: A Philosophy for Nature</em>.

Dolma Gunther

Dolma Gunther is the founder and executive director of Khyentse Vision Project, and is responsible for developing and delivering the project’s strategic vision. Dolma is a lawyer, editor, translator, and film director. She studied Tibetan language in Darjeeling and University of Washington, and has over twenty-years experience translating and editing Tibetan Buddhist texts. Dolma completed three-year retreat in Chanteloube, France, and currently lives in Australia.

Venerable Hui Cheng

Venerable Hui Cheng is a Buddhist monk of the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order who's currently serving at Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights, California.

Darren Kleinberg

Darren Kleinberg serves as a chaplain resident at Stanford Health Care. He's the author of <em>Hybrid Judaism</em>.