Sangeetha Menon is a professor at the National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS), Bengaluru, India. She is a distinguished member of the International Society for Science and Religion; and Board Member of the International Association for Transpersonal Psychology, and Asia Consciousness Society. She has been a Visiting Professor at the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies (OCHS), Oxford University, and at the Nanzan Institute of Religion and Culture, Nanzan University, Japan. Professor Menon's publications include four coedited volumes and two authored volumes. See www.consciousnessshop.com. Anindya Sinha is a professor at School of Natural Sciences and Engineering, NIAS. His principal contributions have been in understanding the structure and evolution of the primate mind. He discovered a new species of primate, the Arunachal macaque, in northeastern India. Professor Sinha's wide-ranging research interests are in the areas of behavioural ecology and cognitive psychology of primates, animal molecular genetics, evolutionary biology, conservation biology and the philosophy of biology. He is also interested in biology education and popularisation of science, and has lectured extensively in a variety of educational and research institutions.B.V. Sreekantan is Visiting Professor at NIAS and also Chairman, Gandhi Centre of Science and Human Values of the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru. He was Dr. Radhakrishnan Visiting Professor in 1992, Srinivasa Ramanujan Professor at the Indian National Science Academy (1987-92), and Director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (1975--87). He has received a number of awards, including the R.D. Birla Award of the Indian Physics Association and the Padma Bhushan from the Government of India. Professor Sreekantan's interests have shifted from pure science to scientific and philosophical studies on consciousness and the exploration of commonalities and similarities in modern science and ancient philosophies.