I came across the Dharma over twenty years ago at Dhanakosa so it has always been an important part of my spiritual life. I was ordained nine years ago and since then I have worked for Glasgow Buddhist Centre, initially as Centre Manager and now as the Men's Mitra Convenor. The Sangha is a precious jewel for me as everything starts with and comes back to connection. I have been involved with leading and supporting retreats since becoming ordained and I appreciate being involved in giving people the opportunity to catch the Dharma. I have been involved in setting up "Triratna Scotland", a Scotland-wide Triratna forum and am contributing to finding ways to help it grow and am enjoying how it is emerging and developing. I am a trustee of Dhanakosa and through this role I have come to understand just how important the retreat centre is as a spiritual place to so many people. I love being in the countryside, have recently taken up running again, and reading and study continue to be an important part of my life.