Malcolm Smith: Translator
Malcolm Smith has been a student of the Great Perfection teachings since 1992. His main Dzogchen teachers are Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, the late Kunzang Dechen Lingpa, and the late H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche. He is a veteran of a traditional three-year solitary Tibetan Buddhist retreat, a published translator of Tibetan Buddhist texts, and was awarded the Āchārya degree by the Sakya Institute in 2004. He graduated in 2009 from Shang Shung Institute’s School of Tibetan Medicine. He has worked on translations for renowned lamas since 1992, including His Holiness Sakya Trizin, Kyabgön Phakchok Rinpoche, Kunzang Dechen Lingpa, Khenpo Migmar Tseten, Tulku Dakpa Rinpoche, Khenchen Konchog Gyaltsen Rinpoche and many others.
Michael Tweed: Editor
Michael is a well-known editor of Tibetan Buddhist texts, particularly on Dzogchen and Mahamudra. Titles he has worked on include Blazing Splendor by Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche, Brilliant Moon by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Great Image: The Biography of Vairotsana, Clear Mirror by Dudjom Lingpa, The Royal Seal of Mahamudra by Khamtrul Rinpoche III, Freedom in Bondage by Adeu Rinpoche, Clarifying the Natural State by Dakpo Tashi Namgyal, Crystal Clear by Thrangu Rinpoche, Lotus Ocean by Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche, The Great Medicine by Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Heart Teachings by Penor Rinpoche (forthcoming), Wellsprings of the Great Perfection by Erik Pema Kunsang, and many others.
Osa Karen Manell: Editor
Osa first encountered the Dharma in Kathmandu following her graduation from Middlebury College in 1983. She has studied with all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. Her principle teachers include Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, Kusang Dechen Lingpa, H.H. Dalai Lama, H.H. Sakya Trizin, H.H. Taklung Tsetrul Rinpoche, Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche, and Khenchen Konchog Gyalsten Rinpoche. She is a Doctor of Tibetan Medicine and Practitioner of Ayurveda. Osa has been editing Malcolm Smith’s translations of Tibetan philosophical, medical, and astrological texts since 2007.