Betsy Cadbury was a meditator in a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class when she learned of Aryaloka Buddhist Center (ABC) from a fellow meditator. She registered for a ten-day ABC Noble Silence retreat in 2012. She became a Triratna Mitra in February 2016 and requested consideration for ordination in the Triratna Order in August 2017. She attended a retreat at Brockton, Ontario with Thích Nhất Hạnh in 2018 and has attended several Noble Silence retreats and other retreats and workshops at ABC.
While Betsy enjoys all of her mitra studies, the Heart Sutra has particular resonance for her. She is currently part of a book group studying Anam Thubten’s commentary on the Heart Sutra, The Fragrance of Emptiness.