Advayasri first walked through the doors of Aryaloka in January of 2014 and immediately felt she had found her spiritual home. She became a mitra soon after and was ordained on a three month retreat in Spain in 2023. Her name, given to her at ordination, means “the radiance of non-duality”. She is an artist and feels that art both deepens and expresses Buddhist practice. Advayasri lives near the coast of Maine and has two sons and two granddaughters who bring her much joy.