Taradakini – Director
“I had included the Abhayaratna Trust in my Will but when the Secretary’s job was advertised I thought, how satisfying to be able to help Order members in need while I’m still alive! After four years in that role, I am delighted to now be serving as the Trust’s Director,”
Taradakini (Tracy McConnell) was ordained at Akashavana women’s retreat centre in 2008 by Kalyanavaca. Her first involvement with Buddhism was at the Croydon Buddhist Centre in the early 1990s, working in a team based right livelihood wholefood shop and living for a time at Khadiravani women’s community. She took time out from the Movement and went to work as a health journalist and organic event organiser, before re-engaging with the Triratna Buddhist Community in Edinburgh in 2004. Taradakini qualified as a Breathworks Trainer in 2007 and teaches at the Triratna Fife Group.