Vimalasara (Valerie Mason-John)
Vimalasara is the chairperson of Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre. She is the author of eight books, including her dharma book Detox Your Heart (on working with anger, fear and hatred), and her award winning book (with Paramabandhu Groves) Eight Step Recovery: Using the Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction. Ordained in India 2005, her name means “she whose essence is stainless and pure”. She works as a public speaker, and a trainer in leadership, anti bullying, restorative justice and Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery.