John Yates, PhD (Culadasa) is a meditation master with more than four decades of experience in the Tibetan and Theravadin Buddhist traditions. A former professor, he taught physiology and neuroscience for many years, and later worked in the field of complementary and alternative medicine. He is the author of A Physician's Guide to Therapeutic Massage, currently in its third edition. He is currently the director of Dharma Treasure Buddhist Sangha in Tucson, AZ.
Matthew Immergut, PhD is an associate professor of sociology. He is a longtime meditator and a dedicated student of Culadasa. He lives in Woodstock, NY.
"A systematic, hands-on manual, The Mind Illuminated will be
a great help to anyone who wants to completely fathom the process
of meditative development in all its stages. Culadasa gives us the
full conceptual framework together with complete instructions for
putting it into play. In largely Western language, with help from
wonderful images and diagrams, this book brings the path of
meditation to life."--Sharon Salzberg, author, Real Happiness
"In a time where meditation and its twin sister, mindfulness, have become the fads du jour, Culadasa gives us the real deal in this encyclopedic handbook. If you're serious about meditation, The Mind Illuminated should be on your bookshelf."--Lama Marut, author, A Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life