Mike Crowley began studying Buddhism with a Tibetan lama in 1966, becoming an upasaka of the Kagyud lineage in 1970 and was ordained as a lama in 1987. In order to augment his Buddhist studies, he acquainted himself with Sanskrit, Tibetan and Mandarin Chinese. Mike has been a guest lecturer at the Jagellonian University, Cracow, the Museum of Asia and the Pacific, Warsaw, the California Institute for Integral Studies, San Francisco, and at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His work has been published in Fortean Studies, Time & Mind the Journal of Archeology, Consciousness and Culture, Psychedelic American, and Psychedelic Press UK. In January 2016, Mike received the R. Gordon Wasson Award (for outstanding contributions to the field of entheobotany) for his book “Secret Drugs of Buddhism).