Shastri Daniele Bollini, born in 1965, started to study with the Vidyadhara Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in 1981. He was director of the Ticino Shambhala Center from 1990 until 2005. Since 1990 he has been teaching in the Swiss Italian and Italian area, and since 2011 he is Shastri for the Milano, Lucca and Ticino Shambhala Centers.
He is married and has a 15-year-old daughter. Since 1990 he is a history, geography and Italian teacher in a secondary school in Bellinzona. Since 10 years he is also involved in the formation of new teachers.