Nelli Kite (writing pseudonym) – artist and philosopher. Originally from Kazakhstan, immigrated to Australia in her 20s, where completed PhD in ecology and worked as a scientist for many years.
Left her career after a personal existential crisis and spent several years in formal Buddhist monastic environment and solitary retreats around the world. Experienced powerful spiritual awakening while living in Zen Center of Los Angeles under the guidance of Roshi Egyoki.
Lived, worked and volunteered in Australia, Russia, Canada, USA, Europe, Japan, India, Nepal and South East Asia. Not associated with any formal teaching or school. Currently lives semi-nomadic life with a base in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
Other pages: creativelyzen.wordpress.com