Mary Anna first started attending the Buddhist Centre in 2000 with a friend as a place to catch up for a weekly gossip. The friend and the gossip disappeared but the commitment to learning more about Buddhism continues to grow. She is part of the Monday night team and enjoys studying and sharing the dharma. She has a strong interest in how the dharma can help us with our everyday life and particularly how it can help us manage difficult emotions. She is currently training for ordination and does the flowers fortnightly in the shrine room.