Georges Dreyfus spent fifteen years in Buddhist monasteries before receiving,
in 1985, the title of Geshe, the highest degree conferred by Tibetan monastic universities. He then entered the University of Virginia where he received an MA and PhD in the History of Religions program. He is currently Professor of Religion of the Department of Religion at Williams College. He has published 5 books, including Recognizing Reality: Dharmakirti and his Tibetan Interpreters (1997) and The Sound of Two Hands Clapping: the Education of a Tibetan Buddhist Monk (2002), and many articles on various aspects of Buddhist philosophy and Tibetan culture. He has been chair of the Religion department at Williams College and chair of the Tibetan and Himalayan Religions group of the American Academy of Religion. He is the recipient of various awards such as a National Endowment for the Humanities.

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