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Bhikkhuni Sangha monastic community
San Francisco North Bay

Dhammadharini means
"Upholding the Dhamma" in the female form

We are a community of seekers, supporters, practitioners and teachers inspired by the Theravada Forest and Insight traditions, the Early Buddhist teachings of Mindfulness & Insight, and the Bhikkhunis' way of monastic life.

"According to the Buddha’s teaching, our best chance for enlightenment is not in a heavenly realm, but here in midst of elements and aggregates, within these bodies which age and sicken, among the earth, rain, wind, fire and consciousness elements. We wake up here, not in another ideal place.

This is the ideal place."

— Ayya Tathālokā, Founding Teacher

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