Shastri Iris Ramos, a student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche since 1990, has been teaching Shambhala Training since 2000 and was appointed Shastri in 2012. She is also an active teacher of Ikebana and childrens’ program. In previous years, she served as Resident Director of Shambhala Training in Austin, and as Regional Co-Director for the South Central Region of Shambhala. For the last 30 years, Shastri Ramos has held a private practice in Clinical Social Work with a specialty in children and family therapies. She currently resides in Austin, Texas.