“I think it began for me when I was 8 years old… “
In 1968 - I was 25 and working as an interior designer with a firm of architects in Bloomsbury Square, London. It was the era of drawing boards and T squares and the time of transition from Imperial to Metric. It was also the year when decimalisation began to be introduced. This was my second and half-hearted attempt to establish a career having previously discharged myself from...
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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...
I’m men’s Mitra Convenor in Nottingham, very actively involved with the Venezuelan Sangha and exploring William Blake’s legacy…
…and I fell in love with the Order. Manjugita
Track titles in English 01 Manjugita reading one of her poems ‘The Mirror’ (El Espejo) - the metaphors she delights in 02 Our ordinations – the impact on Sangha in Mexico and on Venezuelans 03 Our Order names – the meaning given at ordination, how we responded at the time, how...
I just would be an unintegrated mess if it wasn’t for the Sangha… communication with others and their help, and the inspiration of Sangha.
This interview was recorded in 2012.
In 1968 I was not born. My parents were working in London on Vogue magazine where my father was feature’s editor and my mother worked in fashion. Apparently my father was so shy to ask my mother out that he went into her office, an office of only...
I knew I needed to have people who could reflect back, if I neglected what it was that I might need, as well as what the situation needed.
In 1968 I was 15 years old, at secondary school, sitting the first major exams at the end of that year. Living with my younger sister, parents and two pets in a valley-suburb 10 miles from Wellington, New Zealand.
In 1978 I was in the middle year of Occupational Therapy training in the Wellington area. I’d...