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International Women's Day 2021: Bodhikamala

Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 14:13

International Women's Day 2021: Bodhikamala

Thu, 11 Mar, 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...

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International Women's Day 2021: Vandika

Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 10:51

International Women's Day 2021: Vandika

Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 10:51

Hi, my name’s Vandika and I was ordained in 2006 in Dunkeld, Scotland, with many other women from around the world.  I live in Somerset, south west UK and, after many years living alone or in communities, now live with my partner. We both have “Long Covid” after catching the virus a year ago, so we’re supporting each other with that. I work part-time for the Triratna International Order Office, support and care for my elderly mum and try to fit...

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International Women's Day 2021: Shraddhavani

Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 08:37

International Women's Day 2021: Shraddhavani

Thu, 11 Mar, 2021 - 08:37

I was ordained in 2018 at Akashavana, Spain. I live alone in a small apartment in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which is on the East Coast of the US about 50 miles north of Boston. I’m retired from paying work but for the past few years have been the manager of the Portsmouth Buddhist Center and part of the teaching team there. I also have family living nearby, including a seven-year-old granddaughter. We formed a family “pod” in December, so...

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International Women's Day 2021: Viriyalila

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 17:49

International Women's Day 2021: Viriyalila

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 17:49

I’m Viriyalila. I was ordained in 2005, and live just north of Boston, Massachusetts (USA). Nine years ago, I embarked on a four-year path of training in traditional Chinese medicine and acupuncture, an aspiration I had kept close to my heart for nearly twenty years. I now have a thriving acupuncture practice located close to my local Buddhist Center.

When the pandemic emerged we were in the throes of opening our new Buddhist Center. I found it...

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International Women's Day 2021: Moksadhi

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 14:14

International Women's Day 2021: Moksadhi

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 14:14

My name is Moksadhi. I was ordained at Akashavana, Spain in 2019 and l live at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre in the Loch Lomand and Trossachs National Park in Scotland. There are currently 7 of us on the team, living and working here. My working hours are spent mainly in the office but outside that I love to be outdoors - swimming, strolling, running, hiking, drinking tea. I also seem to spend a lot of time with friends on zoom!

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International Women's Day 2021: Parami

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:27

International Women's Day 2021: Parami

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 11:27

Hi, I’m Parami and, in 1980, I was ordained on a weekend retreat by Sangharakshita. I live in Glasgow, Scotland on my own in a flat in a high rise block in a very working class area (back to my roots). I’m lucky that 3 other Dharmacharinis (Order Members) live in the same high rise block and, before lockdown, we meditated together a couple of mornings a week. A friend called it a vertical community. My days are varied with different...

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International Women's Day 2021: Akshobhini

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 08:55

International Women's Day 2021: Akshobhini

Wed, 10 Mar, 2021 - 08:55

Kia ora, Namaste, my name is Akshobhini, I was ordained 3.5 years ago at Akashavana, Spain. I live in Auckland, New Zealand, where I have lived for the last 10 years. I live with my husband Dh Sujiva and our 8 year old son, Kabir. I am a Dharmacarini (Order member) of British East-African Indian (Gujarati) descent, a mother, and a medical doctor (Paediatrician). I attend a weekly Chapter (Order meeting) and have a creative practice of making malas in...

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International Women's Day 2021: Dhiraprabha

Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 18:07

International Women's Day 2021: Dhiraprabha

Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 18:07

I’m Dhiraprabha. In 1983, I lived by the sea in North Norfolk, England, and taught in the local primary school. I loved it, especially the wide open skies, and never wanted to live in a city. Five years later I found myself in East London drawn by the desperate shortage of teachers “just for two years” - but I remained there until I retired in 2019. I was introduced to the London Buddhist Centre by Maitreyi in 1997 and was...

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International Women's Day 2021: Jnanesvari

Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 12:43

International Women's Day 2021: Jnanesvari

Tue, 9 Mar, 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...

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International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

International Women's Day 2021: Mokshini

Tue, 9 Mar, 2021 - 08:36

My name’s Mokshini. I was ordained in 1999, during a 2 week training-for-ordination retreat at Tiratanaloka. In September 2018 I moved to Berlin, and since February 2020 I’ve been living in a women’s community with five other delightful beings. I am training to be a community nurse for senior citizens; once I finish – towards the end of this year - I plan to divide my time working for a living and extending my involvement in Dharma activities.

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