Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, Author: Author, Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati: American-born Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, PhD, moved to India in 1996. A graduate of Stanford University, she was ordained by Pujya Swamiji, founder of one of the largest interfaith institutions in India, into the tradition of sanyas and lives at the Parmarth Niketan ashram in Rishikesh, where she serves Pujya Swamiji's humanitarian projects, teaches meditation, lectures, and counsels individuals and families. She lives in Rishikesh, India.
Rabbi David Rosen, Contributor: Rabbi David Rosen is international director of interreligious affairs of the American Jewish Committee, former chief rabbi of Ireland, and copresident of the World Conference of Religions for Peace. He lives in New York City.
The Dalai Lama, Contributor: His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, was born on July 6, 1935, in the small village of Taktser in northeastern Tibet. By age two he was recognized as the fourteenth incarnation of the Dalai Lama. He is the spiritual leader of Tibet, a Buddhist monk, and a prolific scholar. He is respected internationally as an environmentalist and as an advocate of compassion and universal responsibility. He inspires people worldwide with his grace, compassion, and ability to embrace the integrity of other faith traditions. He is the most traveled Dalai Lama in history and in 1989 was awarded the Nobel Prize for peace. He lives in Dharamshala, India.