Karunajoti has been involved with the Auckland Buddhist Centre since 1999 when she first came along to learn to meditate. This led to a desire to learn more about the dharma through attending Buddhism classes, numerous retreats and joining study groups.
She became a mitra in 2002 and was ordained in Golden Bay, New Zealand in 2016. She has been involved in the management and governance of the ABC since 2010 and is also part of the teaching team. In 2019 she spent nine months as part of the support community at Akashavana, a Triratna women's retreat centre in the mountains of Spain, and freshly inspired by her experiences both there and in the UK, returned to the ABC in early 2020.