Thupten Jinpa, PhD
Senior Author of the Compassion Cultivation Training Course and Instructor’s Manual, and CCARE Advisory Board Member
Thupten Jinpa has been a principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 1985. He is a Visiting Research Scholar at Stanford’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education, where he has played an instrumental role in the development of the Compassion Cultivation Training program. He has translated and edited more than a dozen books by the Dalai Lama, including the New York Times bestseller “Ethics for the New Millennium” (Riverhead, 1999), “Transforming the Mind” (Thorsons, 2000 ), and “Universe in a Single Atom: The Convergence of Science and Spirituality” (Morgan Road Books, 2005). Jinpa’s own works include “Self, Reality and Reason in Tibetan Philosophy” and “Mind Training: The Great Collection.” Jinpa received his early education and training as a monk and received the Geshe Lharam degree from Ganden Monastic University in south India. Jinpa holds B.A. Honors in Philosophy and a PhD in Religious Studies, both from Cambridge University, UK, where he also worked as a research fellow in Eastern Religion. Since 1999 Jinpa has been the president of the Institute of Tibetan Classics and editor-in-chief of the Institute’s “The Library of Tibetan Classics” series. Jinpa is an adjunct professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Religious Studies and is a senior contemplative advisor to the Mind and Life Institute, dedicated to fostering creative dialogue between the Buddhist tradition and modern science.