Shastri John Fox lives in Vancouver. He has been a student of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham since 1974. He is close to Thrangu Rinpoche and has served as President of Namo Buddha Foundation, active in raising funds for projects in Nepal and India. Now retired, John was partner in an Insurance Consulting firm for 25 years. A father of 3, he has grand children and great grand children. John has held numerous positions within the Vancouver Shambhala Centre. In 2012 he was appointed as Shastri for Vancouver.