Phramaha Thanat Inthisan, Ph.D., is a well-traveled Buddhist missionary monk born in Thailand and now serving at the Wat Thai Washington, D.C., in Silver Spring, Maryland, in the United States. He received his Ph.D. in Buddhist Studies from Magadh University, India, in 2003. His dissertation concerned the “problem of self” in Buddhism. He is the author of several works, including The Buddhist Missionary in the USA (in Thai). He is also an expert in meditation practices and in yoga. His wide range of experiences includes trips to Russia to teach Vipassana meditation, and participation in the last three World Parliament of World Religion conferences. He has been the tour guide for several recent pilgrimages to Buddhist holy sites in Nepal and India.