Thupten Jinpa, PhD, holds a Geshe Lharam degree from the Shartse College of Ganden Monastic University, South India, as well as a doctorate degree in religious studies from Cambridge University. He has been the principal English translator to H.H. the Dalai Lama since 1985 and has translated and edited numerous books by the Dalai Lama, including the New York Times best seller Ethics for the New Millennium.
Jinpa's own publications include numerous works in Tibetan and English, and translations of major Tibetan works. His latest book is A Fearless Heart: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. He is the main creator of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT), an eight-week formal program developed at the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University.
Thupten Jinpa is an adjunct professor of religious studies at McGill University, the founder and president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics, and the chairman of the board of the Mind & Life Institute.