Dr. Asha Shipman

Dr. Asha Shipman
Director of Hindu Life

Dr. Asha Shipman is the Director of Hindu Life and Hindu Chaplain for Yale University. She is an experienced educator, having taught for almost two decades at the high school and university levels. Dr. Shipman joined the Yale University Chaplain’s Office in 2013 and in 2016 she became the second (and first female) Hindu chaplain with a full-time university appointment in the US. Her Hindu Life Program at Yale offers the Yale Hindu community a safe space for worship, interpersonal connection, and opportunities to consider the relevance of Hindu philosophies to contemporary life. A pioneer in the field, she is a frequently sought out as a speaker, writer, and consultant on Hindu chaplaincy in Higher Education and she is a contributor to the first book on Hindu chaplaincy in the US entitled “Hindu Approaches to Spiritual Care” and the author of “Hindu Chaplaincy in US Higher Education” a recent article published by the Journal of Interreligious Studies. Dr. Shipman is the founding Chair of the North American Hindu Chaplains Association.