Where I'm From: Ireland
Joined: January 2005
Current Roles: Wholesale Director
I am a Director of the business with special responsibility for the wholesale wing of the business, although I am to some extent involved with every aspect of the business.
My work involves an awful lot of meetings and discussions, which I enjoy on the whole although it can also be challenging. Currently the biggest challenges are coming form outside the business in the form of a difficult economic environment. I am inspired to try to generate wealth to give away to Buddhist and Social projects and it is a challenge to stay inspired when the economy is conspiring to prevent us from making money. It is essential to take a long term view and maintain positivity – which of course is helpful to spiritual growth.
Why I joined: I was asked to come and help out at a time when the Management Team was under a lot of strain.
Memorable Moment: Amarachandra’s leaving, when Vajraketu led a puja in the warehouse.
Favourite thing: friendliness
Favourite quote: “You cannot help yourself without helping others and you cannot help others without helping yourself” Bhante Sangharakshita
In a previous life... Auditor; barman; waiter; painter&decorator; manger of a Health Food Shop; Chairman of London Buddhist Centre
I love: Reading; art galleries; forests; mountains; rocky coastlines