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Dhammadharini

Bhikkhuni Sangha monastic community
San Francisco North Bay
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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.

  • Winter Retreat Uposatha Programs 2024
    Winter Retreat Uposatha Programs 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Sun, Feb 25
    Register to receive Zoom links
    Feb 25, 2024, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM PST
    Join in Dhammadharini’s winter retreat by participating on the Uposatha full moon observance days.
  • Honoring the Parinibbana of Mahapajapati Gotami & the Courageous Five Hundred.
    Honoring the Parinibbana of Mahapajapati Gotami & the Courageous Five Hundred.
    Sun, Mar 03
    Register for Zoom Links
    Mar 03, 2024, 7:00 AM – 8:30 PM PST
    Daylong Meditation program on the Atthāmī Half Moon Uposatha
  • Winter Retreat Uposatha Programs 2024
    Winter Retreat Uposatha Programs 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Mon, Mar 25
    Register to receive Zoom links
    Mar 25, 2024, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM PDT
    Join in Dhammadharini’s winter retreat by participating on the Uposatha full moon observance days.
  • Sunday Afternoon Read & Discuss The Buddha's Teachings
    Sunday Afternoon Read & Discuss The Buddha's Teachings
    Ongoing
    Zoom
    Ongoing
    Every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm: Read and discuss the teachings of the Buddha. On Zoom and in-person at Dhammadharini Monastery.
  • Sunday Morning Guided Meditation & Questions
    Sunday Morning Guided Meditation & Questions
    Ongoing
    Zoom
    Ongoing
    Every Sunday morning at 9:00am: Guided Buddhist Meditation & time for questions, on Zoom and in-person at Dhammadharini Monastery
  • Tuesday Evening Meditation & Dhamma Talk
    Tuesday Evening Meditation & Dhamma Talk
    Ongoing
    Zoom
    Ongoing
    Gather together for meditation and a talk based on the Buddha's teachings every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.
  • Winter Retreat Uposatha Programs 2024
    Winter Retreat Uposatha Programs 2024
    Multiple Dates
    Thu, Jan 25
    Register to receive Zoom links
    Jan 25, 2024, 7:00 AM – 9:00 PM PST
    Join in Dhammadharini’s winter retreat by participating on the Uposatha full moon observance days.

"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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