Picture of Akasamati

Akasamati came to Auckland from the UK in 1990 just as the Auckland Buddhist Centre was about to open at its present location. Since then she has been involved in many aspects of the sangha in Auckland. She has lived in Triratna residential communities for 17 years, and now resides in Thames, where she works for Sudarshanaloka Retreat Centre. Gardening, looking at living beings through a microscope, reading Rumi’s poetry, making sauerkraut, and reflecting on evolution are some of the things she enjoys doing.