Giuseppe Baroetto was born in Turin (Italy) in 1959. In 1986 he graduated in philosophy at the University of Naples "L'Orientale", where he prepared his M.A. thesis under the supervision of Prof. Namkhai Norbu and Prof. Pio Filippani-Ronconi. He holds a Ph.D. in Indological and Tibetological Studies from the University of Turin (2010). Some of his earlier translations of Tibetan Buddhist texts have had published in English under the title Mahāmudrā and Atiyoga (2005).