William Hart, a well-known editor, translator, writer and teacher, studied English literature at McGill University, Montreal and translation (French to English) at the University of Ottawa. He has worked as an independent editor-translator for various departments of the Canadian government. He was one of the first assistant teachers appointed by S.N. Goenka. He still conducts Vipassana courses mainly in Israel. His book, The Art of Living, has been translated into more than 15 languages. The Art of Meditation: Achieving Peace through the Vipassana Technique is another famous book of his.