My Ordination

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Find me at Buddhafield Festival

12-16 July 2023

I’ll be with an amazing, friendly team running the Dharma Parlour - the Buddhist hub of the festival with talks, meditation and workshops.

As well as teaching and welcoming you to the space, I’ll be holding a candlelit Moon Goddess ritual, dedicated to White Tara - everyone welcome, including complete newcomers to Buddhism. See you there!

On Tuesday 4th May 2021, I joined the Triratna Buddhist Order after six years of intensive training.

I was given the name Aryanisha by my good friend and Private Preceptor , Vajratara.

It sounds like “Aah-ree-uh-nee-shuh” and means “She whose dream is of the Noble Ones” - the Noble Ones being all Enlightened beings.

I really don’t mind if it takes you some time to say it right, as I don’t shorten it at all.

I have drawn many ideas and methods from all of the classes, retreats, courses and workshops I have participated in or led during and since this period.

Here is a little glimpse into this central aspect of my life. Scroll down to watch some of the talks I have given over the last year. Plus, if you are interested, links to websites for finding a centre/group near you and places to go on residential retreats around the world.

Landing back after Ordination

Discover how I felt just a few weeks after taking such a huge step in my life. What is it all about? (sound and audio is a little sketchy)

Enlightenment: Vast, unknowable, ungraspable

Find out how stories, poetry and symbol can help us move closer towards our full potential.

A talk by me as part of Brixton Buddhist Community, London.

Change your mind, Change the world

The world is on fire. There's a great deal of suffering in our own experience and in the world around us - our families and friends, our communities, and in far-off places that flash across our screens. So what can we do?

A six-class series I gave during lockdown last year, prior to my Ordination, as part of Brixton Buddhist Community.


Explore The Buddhist Centre Online.

You can find your nearest Triratna Buddhist Centre or Group.

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This is how I first ended up learning to meditate and discovering Buddhism, just after I graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2011. I went on my first hillwalking and introduction to Buddhism and meditation retreat at Dhanakosa Retreat Centre, Scotland.

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