Candradasa was ordained in 2001. He is from Scotland and has lived in New Hampshire since 2006. He is a founding member at the Portsmouth Buddhist Center and is also the Director of Dharmachakra, which produces Free Buddhist Audio and Triratna’s main web platform, The Buddhist Centre Online.
Candradasa's name means “Servant of the Moon”, referencing the Bodhicitta in Shantideva’s Bodhicaryavatara: ‘It is the heart’s waxing moon, cooling the heat of passion.’ He tries – sometimes successfully – to live up to this.
Candradasa is a published poet and is also the author of ‘Buddhism for Teens: 50 Mindfulness Activities, Meditations, and Stories to Cultivate Calm and Awareness’.