Bhadra has been involved with Triratna since 1980. He was ordained in 2000 and is currently Chair of the Bristol Buddhist Centre in the UK. As well as teaching meditation and the Dharma, he has been involved in group work within the movement since the 1990s. He trained in psychosynthesis group facilitation and has worked for many years attempting to articulate and integrate the psychological understanding of groups into the language of the Dharma to support the healthy growth of Sangha. His son and grandchildren live in Tauranga, hence his connection to New Zealand.