Tenzin Gyatso was born in Amdo, Tibet in 1935 and was recognized as the Fourteenth Dalai Lama, spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet. Since the Chinese takeover of Tibet in 1959, he has served as head of the Tibetan government-in-exile in Dharamsala, India. A Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, today he is known the world over as a great spiritual teacher and a tireless worker for peace. Among his many other books are Freedom in Exile, The Art of Happiness, Transforming the Mind, Healing Anger, and Kindness, Clarity, and Insight.Ken McLeod
has been studying Buddhism since 1970. In 1985, he became authorized as a teacher and in 1988 developed a new model for working with students that was later used as the basis for Unfettered Mind
. His group curriculum was published in 2001, titled Wake Up to Your Life: Discovering the Buddhist Path of Attention
. He has narrated several audiobooks by Thich Nhat Hanh and the Dalai Lama.