Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, celebrated Tibetan Buddhist master and author of the internationally acclaimedThe Joy of Living, is deeply versed in the practical and philosophical disciplines of the ancient tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is perhaps best known for his accessible style, his self-deprecating humor, and his ability to address human weakness with deeply personal understanding and compassion. For more information about Yongey Mingyur, his teachings, and his activities around the world, visit www.mingyur.org . Eric Swanson is coauthor ofThe Joy of Living. A graduate of Yale University and the Juilliard School, he is the author of the novelsThe Greenhouse EffectandThe Boy in the Lake. After converting to Buddhism in 1995, he cowroteKarmapa, The Sacred Prophecyand authoredWhat the Lotus Said, both of which focus on Buddhism within Tibet.
Allen M. Schoen, D.V.M, M.S., is one of the most sought-after doctors of veterinary medicine in the nation. He frequently lectures at conferences and schools across the United States and is the author of three other books, including Love, Miracles, and Healing. An affiliate faculty member at Colorado State University of Veterinary Medicine, he lives in Sherman, Connecticut.