Tenzin Norbu is the pen name of Terrence L. Moore, PhD. He is a retired associate professor of philosophy; he received his PhD in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Moore received the dharma name Tenzin Norbu?Tibetan for "Bearer of the Jewel of the Dharma"?at his Buddhist refuge ceremony in 1996. He is married to Dr. Svetlana Moore. He currently strives to share the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism with anyone who may benefit from them. Tenzin Norbu's son, Eric Moore, is the artist who created the cover illustration of this book.