Jongbok Yi is Assistant Professor of Asian Philosophy at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey. He received a B.A. from Sunkyunkwan University in 1997 and received an M.A. from Seoul National University in 2000 in Seoul, South Korea. He studied Indian and Tibetan Buddhism with Professor Jeffrey Hopkins and Professor David Germano from 2002 at the University of Virginia where he received an M.A. in 2005 and a Ph.D. in 2013. The title of his dissertation was “Monastic Pedagogy on Emptiness in the Geluk Sect of Tibetan Buddhism: Intellectual History and Analysis of Topics Concerning Ignorance According to Svātantrika-Mādhyamika in Monastic Textbooks by Jam-yang-shay-pa.”
He has translated a few books including Stages of Meditation and Mind of Clear Light: Advice on Living Well and Dying Consciously by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, etc., into Korean. With Jeffrey Hopkins he published Ngag-wang-pal-dan’s Explanation of the Treatise “Ornament for the Clear Realizations” From the Approach of the Meaning of the Words: The Sacred Word of Maitreyanātha (Dyke, VA: UMA Institute, 2014). He has been teaching at the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey since 2013.
He has contributed translations on Buddhist philosophy for the UMA Institute for Tibetan Studies.