Michael Gayner, Rupön
Michael Gayner, Rupön currently serves as the Director of Shambhala Mountain Center. In the past, he has served as the Head of Protocol for the office of the Kalapa court, working under Acharya Levy as the foreign affairs officer. Within the Dorje Kasung, he has served as Regimental Commander, Rusung, Continuity Kusung, and Aide de Camp for the Makkyi Rabjam. As Denma Corps Officer, he was responsible for establishing and operationalizing close protection for the Makkyi Internationally. In addition to his Kasung service, Gayner, Rupön has served as an Officer in the Canadian Military. He holds a PhD in Education, focusing on Spirituality in Education.