Thupten Jinpa, PhD, is the author of the new book A FEARLESS HEART: How the Courage to be Compassionate Can Transform Our Lives. He is a former Tibetan monk and holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge University, where he also worked as a research fellow. Jinpa has served as the principal English translator to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for nearly three decades and has translated and edited numerous books for the Dalai Lama, including the New York Times Bestseller Ethics for the New Millennium, Beyond Religion, and Transforming the Mind. Jinpa is an adjunct professor at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University, Montreal and Chairman of the Mind and Life Institute, which is dedicated to promoting dialogue and collaboration between the sciences and contemplative knowledge, especially Buddhism. He currently lives in Montreal with his wife and daughters.