Mr. Glarum has 28 years of varied experience in the fields of response, planning, assessment and training. For the last 10 years he has worked extensively in the field provide consultation and instructional services on emergency response, hazard analysis, risk management, plan development, and counter-terrorism for a variety of civilian and military clients including public safety agencies, local, county, state and federal entities. In 2004 published Homeland Security Field Guide, a pocket reference for counter-terrorism and disaster planning and response.
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.