Ācārya Malcolm Smith met the Dharma in 1989. His principle gurus are H.H. Sakya Trichen, the late Chogyal Namkhai Norbu, and the late Kunzang Dechen Lingpa. He is a veteran of a traditional three-year solitary Tibetan Buddhist retreat. He is a translator and has several published and forthcoming translations with Wisdom Publications. Malcolm was awarded the Ācārya degree by the Sakya Institute in 2004, and graduated in 2009 from Shang Shung Institute’s School of Tibetan Medicine.