Shastri Gary Hubiak encountered Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche in San Francisco in 1972. He lived at Tail of the Tiger from 1974-78 (as it became Karme Choling). In 1978 he was appointed Co-Director of RMDC (SMC) by the Vajra Regent. He helped host two of H.H. Karmapa XVI visits to the U.S. Gary moved to Mexico in 2003 and has been active in the Shambhala community there. He recently was Co-Director of the Shambhalacalli Shambhala Center in Tepoztlan and Cuernavaca, Mexico. He is a dentist with two daughters.
In 2012, he was appointed by the Sakyong as one of two Shastris for Shambhalacalli, the Tepoztlan/Cuernavaca Shambhala Center and the region of Mexico.