About the Author
Geshe Rabten Rinpoche, born in Tibet in 1920, died in 1986. Began training as a monk at Sera Je Monastery in Tibet at very early age. After leaving Tibet in 1959, was appointed Junior Tutor to HH The Dalai Lama. Geshe Rabten is considered to be one of the five or six Tibetan Masters responsible for the transmission of Tibetan Buddhism to the west. He was also the main teacher of such well-known masters as Lama Yeshe, and Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. His succession has been assumed by his chief student and translator, Gonsar Rinpoche.