Bodhilila has been meditating for over 30 years and loves being on and leading retreats. She is the Chair of the West London Buddhist Centre and a Breathworks Associate Teacher and supervisor. Previously she worked as a classical musician, massage therapist, counsellor, primary school teacher and nursery manager.

Bodhilila has been leading retreats since 1990, including retreats for the LGBTQ+ community. In recent years Bodhilila has co-led a series of retreats for POC with Suryagupta, Chair of the London Buddhist Centre and she is on the team for a weekly online meditation class for POC.