Bob Gailey has been a student of the Shambhala Lineage since 1974. He served and trained with the Druk Sakyong Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche in Colorado, New York City, and Karme Chöling, Vermont. He works in Information Technology and since 1992 has been living in Halifax. In 2016 he was appointed as Shastri by the Sakyong. He has two grown children, and explores the ways and means of weaving Shambhala culture into the fabric of life in Nova Scotia.