Amit Ratna Shakya, MA

Team Leader

I was born and raised in Nepal in a Newari Buddhist family. I went to western boarding schools since I was six years old, and did my Undergraduate in Psychology, Philosophy, and Environmental Science. I took a year off, dived deeper into Buddhism and did a three month meditation retreat in Thailand, and came to Naropa to do my Masters. I have been at Windhorse since 2014 and started off as a housemate.
I play to play music, modify guitars endlessly, and play Table Tennis somewhat competitively. I also love telling myself that the universe is a dark, meaningless, impersonal place, then convince myself otherwise gradually, and repeating that every day.