Nelli Kite (writing pseudonym) – freelance artist and writer. Originally from Kazakhstan, immigrated to Australia in 1997, where completed PhD in ecology and worked as a scientist until 2008.
Left her career for the pursuit of enlightenment 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 in Thailand.
Other pages: creativelyzen.wordpress.com