Vidyamala came into contact with Triratna in 1987 in NZ and was ordained in 1995. She loves the Dharma and meditation and feels fortunate to be able to contribute to the Taraloka programme. She has specialised in mindfulness and is co-founder of Breathworks, which offers mindfulness and compassion approaches within a ‘secular’ context. She values working both in intensive Buddhist contexts as well as reaching out into the world to try and offer tools for reducing suffering for everyone, through Breathworks.