I'm a Ph.D. in theoretical statistical physics who spent 12 years in the academic environment, then moved on to a career in IT, accumulating 15 years' experience as a project and product manager in software development. Having finally reached my mid-life crisis, I've been able, with the help of very loving and supportive parents, to pursue other projects for the past few years: creative writing ideas on the one hand, and on the other my developing interest in, and practice of, Tibetan Buddhism.
This has culminated in the decision, at Easter 2013, to take vows as a Tibetan Buddhist nun, for a year ... perhaps two ... perhaps three ... perhaps for life.
If you've landed on this page, you may be interested in different blogs that I've been keeping going. Here are your choices:
This is the newest one, set up with the authorisation of Lama Yeshe Rinpoche, the abbot of Kagyu Samye Ling, the Tibetan Centre and monastery where I took ordination, and where I hope to share reflections on the experience of living as a Tibetan Buddhist nun.
This blog is kindly hosted by The Times of India, and was kept up from 2010 to 2012. It's the place where I explored "the surprising yet delightful frontiers where different cultures and languages meet". It all started with an article that I wrote on the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi in Brazilian Carnival, which The Times of India published on 2 October 2009 (the birthday of the Mahatma, and a national holiday in India).
This one has been kept up only sporadically, I should confess, for airing quirky impressions having some relationship, however tangential, with the Buddhadharma. It's where you might get to know why the choice of 'tathagata' for this blog (an aspiration rather than a description). And for fellow Samye Lingers, it's where you'll find my handwritten course notes from assorted retreats in the Kagyu Samye Ling Tibetan Centre, in Scotland.
P.S. You'll find me on Facebook too.