Shastri Andrew Sacamano was born into the Shambhala community, and grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He attended Vajradhatu seminary in 1990, and working in the kitchen at Karme Choling in the early 1990s. A member of the Dorje Kaung since his teenage years, for many years he staffed Shambhala Sun Summer Camp, and served on the camp’s board. He has held various leadership posts in Shambhala. He currently serves as one of the shastris for Boulder, and also is a member of the Council of the Makkyi Rabjam as the Kasung Shastri and international Dorje Kasung Education Officer. He works as a software engineer and lives with his wife, Molly, in Boulder Colorado.