John Makransky is a professor of Buddhism and Comparative Theology at Boston College and a teacher in the Dzogchen tradition of Tibetan Buddhism. He is the co-founder and guiding teacher of the Foundation for Active Compassion, a Buddhist contemplative social service organization. A practitioner of Tibetan meditations of compassion and wisdom for four decades, John has pioneered new ways of making these accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths.
Lama Surya Das, one of the foremost American Buddhist teachers and scholars, is the founder and spiritual director of the Dzogchen Foundation in Massachusetts and California. He is the author of several books, including the bestsellers Awakening the Buddha Within: Tibetan Wisdom for the Modern World and Letting Go of the Person You Used to Be.