Elías Capriles (Venezuela)
He is a retired teacher of philosophy, Buddhism, Asian art, and other subjects at the University of The Andes in Merida, Venezuela. Currently, he is an instructor in the Santi Maha Sangha Buddhist and Dzogchen Comunity. He ran spiritual emergency refuges in India and Nepal and spent most of his time retreating into caves and cabins in the Himalayas practicing Dzogchen. He is the author of nineteen books, more than forty academic articles, and twelve book chapters which have been published in nine countries and four languages. His work has been discussed in books on Latin American philosophy in France, Spain, Venezuela, and in the Journal of Transpersonal Psychology. He is a board member of the International Transpersonal Association and editorial board member of several academic journals.