Subhadramati has been a Buddhist for over twenty-five years and joined the Triratna Buddhist Order in 1995. She worked in Buddhist team-based right-livelihood businesses (a restaurant and a gift-shop) in London and Dublin for seventeen years before starting to work full-time at the London Buddhist Centre. At the LBC she particularly works with women wanting to explore and deepen Buddhist practice, as well as teaching meditation and Buddhism more generally. She is author of Not About Being Good: A Practical Guide to Buddhist Ethics, published in July 2013. She lives with eleven other Buddhist women in a residential Buddhist community.
Here are some reviews: In Not About Being Good, Subhadramati brings Buddhist ethics to life, for real people living in the real world. Drawing on her extensive experience of practising and teaching, she brings her unique gifts to the subject. Subhadramati has a wonderful perspective on life: she is in touch with a river running beneath the surface of things, aware of the wonder of being alive. Yet the pragmatist dwells comfortably alongside the poet, and this makes her a realistic and sympathetic guide to ethics in the twenty-first century. Here you will find exercises to help you build confidence in how Buddhist ethics can provide a fool-proof map for life, and you will discover great riches along the way.
Vidyamala Burch, co-founder and director of Breathworks,author of Living Well with Pain and Illness and Mindfulness for Health
This book does an excellent job in placing ethics and meditation at the heart of Buddhist practice, and shows how they work together in transforming ordinary human beings into Buddhas.
Professor Damien Keown, co-founder of The Journal of Buddhist Ethics, author of The Nature of Buddhist Ethics
Not About Being Good is a practical, unpreachy introduction to why ethics matters and how to make the best of life. Writing with passion, humour and delicacy, gloriously free from moralism, Subhadramati's aim is to help us live a richer and fuller life.
Maitreyabandhu, author of Life with Full Attention