Lara Braitstein is a professor of Indian and Tibetan Buddhism at McGill University (Montreal, Canada). She also teaches at the Karmapa International Buddhist Institute (K.I.B.I.) where she is currently the Principal. She specializes in Mahayana & Vajrayana Buddhist Philosophy, Buddhist Hagiography, and Tibetan/Himalayan Buddhist literature and historiography. She translated the 14th Shamarpa's The Path to Awakening, and is the author of The Adamantine Songs: Study, Translation, and Tibetan Critical Edition, a study of Saraha's 9th century Mahamudra poems. Her recent research is a study dedicated to untangling the history and representation of the 10th Shamarpa Chodrup Gyatso.