Local Order Members


KarunadakiniKarunadakini started practicing Buddhism in 1993 at age 23 with the London Buddhist Center, moving to San Francisco eight months later where she's been involved ever since. Ordained in 2006 in Scotland she is very inspired by the international connections in our order and movement. She is very fond of the Bodhisattvas, particularly White Tara and Padmasambhava. Her name means "Dakini of Compassion", or "the freedom and wisdom that arises out of compassion".

Trained as a marriage and family therapist, she works as a transition counselor and therapist at a special needs middle and high school in Alameda. She lives with her beautiful dog Bodhi in Oakland and they go for walks in the woods as often as possible.