Dr. Walter Evans-Wentz spent his life in the study of religion. His passion led him to Stanford, where he earned both a B.A. and an M.A. in the field. Well-kwn for his work in Tibetan Buddhism and Celtic folklore, he also explored the link between Native American spirituality and Tibetan mysticism. His studies were more than scholarly pursuits; he was deeply entrenched in the life and ways of Tibetan Buddhism. Evans-Wentz devoted his life to the study of Tibetan Buddhism and was the first scholar to bring this religion to the Western world.
Ken Winkler lived and worked in Asia for over eight years with the U.S. Peace Corps in India, and teaching in Bangkok and Chiangmai, Thailand. He has also been a social worker concerned with the care of refugees.