Roberta started to become interested in Buddhist philosophy and began to practice meditation in 1989, following the encounter with her teacher Lama Thamtogh Rinpoche, director of the Ghe Pel Ling Tibetan Studies Center in Milan, and abbot of the Namgyal Monastic University of Dharamsala in India. Thanks to this meeting, she had the opportunity to study and practice meditation under the guidance of the most authoritative Tibetan teachers, and to make numerous trips to India and Tibet.
In 2014 Roberta had another important encounter: the one with Dr. B. Alan Wallace. For some years now she has been inspired and involved in supporting Dr. Wallace’s vision in the creation of the Center for Contemplative Research in Tuscany, especially in the field of communication in all directions.
In the first part of her life, Roberta worked in different publishing companies, especially as an editor for enviromental issues. She then carried on as an entrepreneur in the hotel industry for 10 years and has been involved in organizing charity events in Milan. Every year she takes the time, sometimes a few weeks, sometimes a few months, to follow meditation retreats to improve her practice and enrich her experience, under the guidance of Dr. Wallace.