Lama Kunga Rinpoche is formerly Ngor Thartse Shabtrung of the Ngor monastery of the Sakya sect of Tibet. He is believed to be the incarnation of one of Milarepa's closest disciples. Rinpoche has been in America since the mid-1960s and currently heads Ewam Choden Dharma Center in Kensington, California.
Brian Cutillo (1945-2006) was an American scholar and translator. He was also an accomplished neuro-cognitive scientist, musician, anthropologist and textile weaver. Cutillo was a student of Geshe Wangyal and other Tibetan teachers. He also collaborated with Lama Kunga Rinpoche on the translation of additional songs and stories of Milarepa published in the volume Miraculous Journey.