Dhammadharini

Women's Buddhist monastic community in Sonoma County

Women Upholding the Dhamma

Dhammadharini is a spiritual destination for women to
train as monastics in the Theravada tradition and
lay visitors to practice and volunteer.

Meet our monastics

"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 Tathaloka, Founding Teacher

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  • Sunday Afternoon Read & Discuss The Buddha's Teachings
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    Every Sunday afternoon at 1:00 pm: Read and discuss the teachings of the Buddha
  • Sunday Morning Guided Meditation & Questions
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    Every Sunday morning at 9:30am: Guided Buddhist Meditation & time for questions
  • Tuesday Evening Meditation & Dhamma Talk
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    Gather together for meditation and a talk based on the Buddha's teachings every Tuesday at 7:00 pm.