Ajahn Anandabodhi was born in Wales in 1968. First coming across The Four Noble Truths while still at school, a confidence in the Buddha's teaching was sparked in her heart. She trained in catering and also worked in environmental conservation, all the while looking for spiritual direction.
Visiting Amaravati in 1990, she experienced a sense of 'coming home' and in 1992 joined the community, taking ordination in 1995.
Having also lived in Chithurst and Hartridge monasteries, she now resides at Amaravati, taking part in the daily running of the monastery and teaching retreats. She particularly enjoys 'tudong,' walking on faith and taking the sign of the samana out into the world.