Alice Haspray

Shastri Alice Haspray began practicing meditation in 1967 with the beloved Zen master Shunryu Suzuki Roshi (author of Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind). After Roshi’s death in 1971, she continued on the path of meditation with Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and was his close student until his death in 1987. In early 2013, the Sakyong and Pema Chödron appointed her as Gampo Abbey’s senior lay teacher and shastri-in-residence. She has been teaching about meditation for more than 35 years—leading programs in North America and also in Chile, Brazil, and Spain. She lives at Gampo Abbey with her husband Richard, who is the Abbey’s director. In October 2016 they will return to their home on St Margaret’s Bay. Alice has taught seven Warrior Assemblies, and the Shambhala teachings are her passion.