Steve Cline grew up in the Seattle area and worked as a university researcher in molecular biology for much of his adult life. In 1971, Steve became a student of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, living first in Boulder, Colorado, and later in Halifax, Nova Scotia. During that time he was also a student and later an instructor of kyudo, the art of Japanese Zen archery, under the guidance of Kanjuro Shibata Sensei.
In 1991, Steve became a student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche, and under Rinpoche’s guidance completed a three-year retreat in France in 1997. During that time he began to develop an interest in the translation of Tibetan liturgies. Steve has been an instructor for Siddhartha’s Intent for many years. He lives with his wife in northern New South Wales and periodically visits India.