Dr. Will Tuttle is the author of the #1 Amazon best-selling book The World Peace Diet, as well as his most recent book, Your Inner Islands: The Keys to Intuitive Living. He is the editor of Circles of Compassion: Essays Connecting Issues of Justice and the newly-released Buddhism and Veganism: Essays Connecting Spiritual Awakening and Animal Liberation. Dr. Tuttle is the recipient of both the Courage of Conscience Award and the Empty Cages Prize. He is a former Zen monk and Dharma Master in the Zen tradition. His Ph.D. degree is from the University of California, Berkeley, where he focused on educating intuition and altruism in adults. He has taught college courses in creativity, humanities, religion and philosophy and is also a composer and concert pianist.