Matteo Pistono

Matteo Pistono is a writer and meditation teacher. His other books include Meditation: Coming to Know Your MindFearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Tertön Sogyal, and his memoir In the Shadow of the Buddha: One Man’s Journey of Discovery in Tibet. Matteo holds a master of arts degree in Indian philosophy from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. After working with the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC, on Tibetan cultural programs, Matteo lived and traveled throughout the Himalayas for a decade, bringing to the West graphic accounts and photos of China’s human rights abuses in Tibet. His writing and photography have appeared in the Washington Post, BBC News, Men’s JournalKyoto JournalBuddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly,, and elsewhere. Matteo lives in California with his wife and dog.