Saddhanandi's name means 'she whose happiness is dependent on faith or confidence-trust'.  Down to earth and with a great depth of practice, Saddhanandi brings a lifetime's love of the simple yet transformational practices taught by the Buddha: metta and mindfulness.

Saddhanandi has a longstanding heart-connection with Taraloka.  As part of Taraloka's residential community for twenty years, she was Taraloka's Chair until 2014, when she moved to Adhisthana to take on the same role there.