International Women's Day 2021: JnanesvariOn Tue, 9 March, 2021 - 12:43
I’m Jnanesvari. I was ordained in 2006 in Dunkeld in Scotland. I live in Kilcoole, about 30 km South of Dublin on the coast in Ireland. I live with my two children, aged 9 and 11 and their dad. I work as a project manager in infectious diseases and I also have a small event management company which is mostly used to train doctors and health care professionals. I bring up my kids, teach the dharma a little, play volleyball and do anti-gravity yoga.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a busy year for me as I am a research manager in the Infectious Diseases department of one of the largest hospitals in Ireland. I have helped my boss, a consultant in infectious diseases, obtain grants to do research on the long term effects of COVID and I have kick-started and organised research in this new area for our team. Previously our focus was on hepatitis, HIV and STIs.
The last year has been a year of acting for the welfare of beings through my work, of supporting my kids through several lockdowns and also of being enabled to teach more because of the emergence of Zoom classes. I have been able to be more plugged in on Order events as it is not usually so easy for me to join. Long live Zoom!
Work has been intense at times but lockdown has also enabled me to rest more. Zoom has enabled me to plug in with the sangha more both in Dublin but also, strangely, with the Russian sangha.
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