Anastra is a meditation teacher with Natural Dharma Fellowship. She has been a practicing Buddhist since 2002 originally affiliated with the Triratna Buddhist Community, a worldwide international fellowship of Buddhists. In 2008, Anastra was ordained and received in the Triratna Buddhist Order. Anastra’s growing interest in Dzogchen and Mahamudra eventually drew her to Wonderwell/NDF and the diversity of Tibetan teachings and retreats offered there. Anastra has been engaged for the past six years in the Margha program, the last three in a teaching capacity as Mitra.
With a Master’s and Doctorate in Psychology, and Clinical Pastoral Education 2-year training in geriatric spirituality, Anastra has been working for the past 12 years as a Resident Service Coordinator in HUD subsidized housing for seniors in independent living. Anastra loves working with this population. From them she has learned how the aging process may be viewed as a powerful catalyst for realizing one’s innate spiritual essence and for highlighting impermanence as a dynamic, elegant force for transformation.Source: wonderwellrefuge.secure.retreat.guru