Ajahn Anandabodhi was born in Wales, United Kingdom in 1968. She first came across the Four Noble Truths while still at school, and a confidence in the Buddha’s teachings sparked in her heart. She trained in catering and also worked in environmental conservation, all the while looking for spiritual direction.
While visiting Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in Hemel Hempstead, U.K. in 1990, she experienced a sense of “coming home,” and in 1992 she joined the community taking Anagarika and then Siladhara ordination in 1995.
She also lived in Chithurst and Hartridge monasteries in the U.K. Ajahn Anandabodhi takes part in the daily running of the monastery and in teaching retreats. She particularly enjoys “tudong” walking on faith and taking the sign of the Samana out into the world. Now, Ajahn Anandabodhi is establishing a women’s monastic center in California, USA.