50 Years, 50 Voices: VijayaOn Wed, 24 October, 2018 - 20:21
Who I am? I am just a little part of this process which is coming from the Buddha. … Disciple of disciple of disciple… Bhante ordained Srimala, Srimala ordained me… I am ordaining other people. I am just part of that process.
In 1968 I was born in Nagpur.
In 1978 I was ten years old and called Indu Gajbhiye. I was studying in primary school. We all were six brothers and sisters living with father and mother in a small house in a slum near by Nagpur railway station.
In 1988 I was twenty years old and studying commerce at college. In the same year I came in contact with our sangha. Next year, 1989, I attended my first retreat, which was very helpful because my younger brother died the same year and I was very much unhappy. This retreat deeply inspired me spiritually. Since then I continuously attended Dhamma classes and retreats.
In 1998 I was thirty years old and completed my post-graduate in social work in 1992. I already had started working for Bahujan Hitay Women’s Project in Nagpur. I got ordained in 1994.
In 2008 I was forty and completed fifteen years of my marriage with Amoghasiddhi, and we had twelve-years old son. I joined the Women’s Ordination Team in 2007.
In 2018 I completed 24 years as an Order member. At present I am working for Women’s Ordination Team and having responsibility as a private preceptor.