Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD, served for a decade as the interpreter for the Dalai Lama. A Buddhist scholar and the author of more than thirty-five books, he is Professor Emeritus at the University of Virginia, where he founded the largest academic program in Tibetan Buddhist studies in the West.
"The work is extremely relevant for the modern Western reader. Hopkins' sensitivity to women's issues is both praiseworthy and insightful."--Jose Cabezon, University of Wisconsin XIV Dalai Lama Endowed Chair in Tibetan Buddhism and Cultural Studies