David Whitehorn has been a student Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche for many years. His professional credentials include a PhD in Neurophysiology and a Masters degree in Nursing. He is a founding Director of the Atlantic Centre for Contemplative Science and Technology, a charitable not-for-profit organization in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has written contemplative poetry and prose throughout his life. A book of his poetry, The Sakyongs Have Returned, was published in 2012.