Ajahn Sucitto, a Theravadan Buddhist monk in the Thai forest tradition for twenty-eight years, is the Abbot of Chithurst Monastery in England. He is a popular teacher of meditation who conducts retreats around the world. Dr. Nick Scott is a botanist and ecologist who has worked most of his life in conversation. He lives in Chithurst, outside London.
Stephen Batchelor has studied in Buddhist monasteries in India, Switzerland, and Korea. An accomplished writer and photographer, he has translated, written, and contributed to many books about Buddhism including Buddhism Without Beliefs, Verses from the Center, and The Tibet Guide. He lives in the South of France.