Born in the Himalayan border regions between Tibet and Nepal, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche is a rising star among new generation of Tibetan Buddhist masters. His candid, often humorous accounts of his personal difficulties have endeared him to audiences around the world. His bestselling book The Joy of Living: Unlocking the Secret and Science of Happiness debuted on the New York Times Best Seller list. Rinpoche's most recent book is Joyful Wisdom.
Born in Montana, Torey Hayden has spent most of adult life working with children in distress. Now living in Great Britain, she provides counseling and advice services for several child-oriented charities. Torey is best known as the author of numerous internationally bestselling books about her experiences as a special education teacher and therapist, such as One Child, Ghost Girl, and Just Another Kid. She's also published three novels and The Very Worst Thing, a story for eight- to twelve-year-olds.
"Mingyur Rinpoche's teachings are a delight. Ziji is an important story on many levels--helping children to find a feeling of internal calm and promoting compassion for animals."--Whitney Stewart, author of Mindful Kids: 50 Mindfulness Activities for Kindness, Focus, and Calm and The 14th Dalai Lama: Spiritual Leader of Tibet