R. E. Mark Lee grew up in Santa Barbara, California, and received a master’s degree in education from the University of California in 1977. Most of his professional career was spent in schools in India and America. He was principal of the Rishi Valley Junior School from 1965 to 1972 and founding director of the Oak Grove School in Ojai, California, from 1975 to 1985. He served as executive director of the Krishnamurti Foundation of America for twenty years and was director of Krishnamurti Publications for five years. He was the chief editor of the seventeen volumes The Collected Works of J. Krishnamurti, The Book of Life, and The Little Book on Living. From 1995 to 2010, Lee was the owner-publisher of Edwin House Publishing, which specialized in memoirs of Krishnamurti’s associates. His interests include architecture, gardening, travel, and reading. For the past forty years, he has lived with his wife and daughters in Ojai.