Nelli Kite (pseudonym, real name – Nelli Horrigan) – freelance artist, poet, and philosopher. Originally from Kazakhstan, immigrated to Australia in her 20s, where completed Ph.D. in ecology and worked as a scientist for many years.
Left her scientific 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 (USA) under the guidance of Roshi Egyoki. Was profoundly influenced by the teaching of Adyashanti.
Lived, worked and volunteered in Australia, Russia, Canada, USA, Europe, Japan, India, and Nepal. Currently, not associated with any formal religious teaching or school, lives in South East Asia.
Other pages: creativelyzen.wordpress.com
Online art store: ArtyZen at Society6.com