International Women's Day 2021: BodhikamalaOn Thu, 11 March, 2021 - 14:13
I’m Bodhikamala. I’m 32 years old and I live in Mexico. I was ordained in 2017 with other 6 beautiful and courageous women. At the moment I live with my husband, also an Order member, inspiring and hardworking, named Ruchiramati, and a lovely dog called Coco.
At the moment, I’m the Chair of Toluca Buddhist Centre; Toluca is a large city located to the west of Mexico City, right in the middle of the country. I love spending most of my time being part of the Centre’s team, working for the Sangha, preparing courses, writing articles, teaching, and above all, making friends and connecting with others!
There’s been many challenging situations since the pandemic started. Our Centre is very new and, of course, in Mexico the lockdown has been long, so we started to move most of our activities online. Although it hasn’t been easy, and there was a learning curve (and yes, we are still learning everyday!) many great things have happened in this context: we have met lots of new people who joined us from different parts of Mexico, and even from abroad. The Sangha has grown, while the local community is still present, stronger and deepening in their practice.
I’m very grateful because we, as Order Members, but also our Sangha, have received a lot of support from the Order, at an institutional level but also in a personal way. I know that we will face new challenges, but I’m confident that we will face them together!
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