The Buddha taught ways to creatively face up to life’s challenges, gradually transforming us into wise and courageous bodhisattvas. The challenges we face in the 21st Century are not just personal but complex and global. The bodhisattva training still applies and can transform feelings of overwhelm, anger and distress into inspired and courageous action.
Ratnadeva has been working full-time with Buddhafield since 2009, mainly on the retreats side of the programme. He lives in a small community of Triratna Order members in mid-Devon. He moved to Devon after living in the men’s community above the Nottingham Buddhist Centre for five years, while working at the British Geological Survey as a contaminant hydrogeologist. He was ordained into the Trirata Order in 2013.
Ratnadeva has a long standing passion for engagement with the natural world and the cycle of the seasons through myth and ritual. This has led him to explore the complementarity of Dharma and the pagan Druidic tradition. He is mad for walking pilgrimage. He accepts all challenges on the chess board.