Prajnaketu was born Timothy Holden in 1985 in Southampton, England. A keen meditator from the age of sixteen, he began to embrace Buddhism while studying for a degree in mathematics and philosophy at the University of Oxford. After teaching mathematics in two challenging schools, he co-founded the Oxford Triratna Buddhist Centre, where he continues to work, and for five years ran a Europe-wide network of young Buddhists.

He was ordained into the Triratna Buddhist Order in 2014 and given the name Prajnaketu, ‘he who holds a lamp of wisdom’. Living with his partner in Oxford, he currently directs the Urgyen Sangharakshita Trust and is one of Sangharakshita’s literary executors. He’s at his most inspired when reflecting, writing, and teaching at the interface between Buddhism and twenty-first century life.

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