Professor Steven Goodman is Director of Research and Core Faculty for Asian and Comparative Studies Department, at the California Institute of Integral Studies. He received his Ph.D. (1984) in Far Eastern Studies from the University of Saskatchewan, Canada, specializing in Tibetan Buddhism under the guidance of Herbert V. Guenther. He has lectured on Buddhist and comparative philosophy for over 25 years in the United States, Asia, and Europe. In 1994 he was awarded a Rockefeller Fellowship for the study of Tibetan mystical poetry at the Rice University Center for Cultural Studies.
Professor Goodman serves as a Board Advisor to the Khyentse Foundation, and is on the Working Committee for the 84000 Translating the Words of the Buddha. He is the co-editor of Tibetan Buddhism: Reason and Revelation and a contributor to Mindfulness and Meaningful Work and his most recent book, The Buddhist Psychology of Awakening: Explorations in the Abhidharma, is forthcoming, Shambhala Publications.