The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche is the founding director of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at MIT. He received his undergraduate degree (summa cum laude) and was also an Integral Honors Scholar (studying philosophy and physics), and has a graduate degree in comparative philosophy of religion, all from Harvard University. At the age of ten years, he entered a Buddhist monastery in Rajgir near Nalanda University and was subsequently ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is his spiritual mentor. He has been interviewed by National Public Radio, and articles on him and his work have appeared in The New York Times and the Boston Globe. Venerable Tenzin lectures internationally and is also president of The Prajnopaya Foundation, a worldwide humanitarian organization.