Rev. Heng Sure holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley. He serves as director of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery and lectures worldwide on Buddhism, Buddhist texts, meditation, comparative religion, and interfaith dialogue. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1976.
Bhikshuni Heng Hsien holds a Ph.D. in South and Southeast Asian studies from the University of California at Berkeley. A Sanskrit specialist and translator, she has been a Buddhist nun for more than thirty years.
Henry Rosemont Jr. holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Washington. A Distinguished Professor emeritus at St. Mary’s College in Maryland, he is currently visiting professor of religious studies at Brown University. He has published widely in the areas of Confucian studies and comparative religion.
Snjezana Akpinar holds a Ph.D. in Turkish studies from the University of Istanbul. She is president of Dharma Realm Buddhist University and lectures on Central Asian infl uences on Islam and comparative studies.
Martin J. Verhoeven received his M.A. and Ph.D. in history from the University of Wisconsin and is a resident scholar at Dharma Realm Buddhist University. His area of specialty is the European and American encounter with Buddhism.
Ron Epstein holds a Ph.D. in Buddhist studies from the University of California at Berkeley. He recently retired from teaching Buddhist studies and world religions at San Francisco State University.
Douglas Powers holds an M.A. in theology and philosophy from Graduate Theological Union and a B.A. and M.A. from the University of the Redlands. He currently teaches Western philosophy.
David Rounds, editor of this journal, holds a B.A. from Harvard and an M.A. in Buddhist studies and translation from Dharma Realm Buddhist University. He recently participated in a new translation of the Surangama Sutra.