STEPHEN BATCHELOR, a frequent contributor to Tricycle, is the author of Buddhism Without Beliefs and, most recently, Verses from the Center, a translation of Nagarjuna’s work on emptiness. He is the co-founder of Sharpham College in Devon, England, and after serving as its director for four years, Stephen and his wife, Martine, recently moved to Southwest France.
JAN WILLIS became a student of Tibetan lama Thubten Yeshe in 1969 and has studied Buddhism for over thirty years. A professor of religion at Wesleyan University, she is the editor of Feminine Ground: Essays on Women and Tibet and the author of Enlightened Beings: Life Stories from the Ganden Oral Tradition. When not traveling she resides in Middletown, Connecticut.
ANDY FERGUSON, a member of San Francisco Zen Center, has lived in Asia since 1974, residing in Japan, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Singapore He has also traveled extensively in mainland China and researched modern Chinese scholarship on Zen. He is the author of Zen’s Chinese Heritage: The Masters and their Teachings. Here he interviews translator and author Bill Porter, a.k.a. Red Pine.
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