Karunajoti has been involved with the Auckland Buddhist Centre since 1999 when she first came along to learn to meditate. This led to a desire to learn more about the dharma through attending Buddhism classes, numerous retreats and joining study groups.
She became a mitra in 2002 and was ordained in Golden Bay, New Zealand in 2016. She has been the centre manager at the ABC since 2010 and is a member of the ABC council and teaching team. In 2019 she spent nine months as part of the support community at Akashavana, a Triratna women's retreat centre in the mountains of Spain, and freshly inspired by her experiences both there and in the UK, returned to the ABC in early 2020.