Ayya Sucinta Bhikkhuni

Ayya Sucinta Bhikkhuni

Ayya Sucinta Bhikkhuni is a German-born member of the Bhikkhuni Sangha. She trained with the late Ayya Khema and Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati Monastery in England. There, she began her monastic life, as well as at the Bhavana Society in America, with Bhante Gunaratna (Bhante G). One of the few Western Theravadan bhikkhunis in the world, Ayya Sucinta received full ordination at the historic International Gathering of the Sangha in Bodhgaya, India in 1998. In America, she has stayed and taught at the Carolina Buddhist Vihara, Dhammadharini Vihara and the Bhavana Society.

Ayya Sucinta left the United States for Australia in January 2007, at the invitation of the Melbourne Buddhist Society, to become the Resident Teacher at Buddhaloka Center in Melbourne and to support the foundation of the first Theravadan Buddhist monastery for fully ordained women in Australia. It is tentatively named “Sanghamittarama”. The Sanghamittarama Project has the blessings of Ajahn Brahm, the Spiritual Advisor to the BSV and Bhante Gunaratana of the Bhavana Society in West Virginia, where Ayya took her first ordination and Bhante G has offered his full support.

ee also

* Bhante Henepola Gunaratana ("Bhante G")
* Bhante Ratanansara
* Ayya Sudhamma Bhikkhuni
* Ayya Tathaaloka
* Dhammadharini Vihara
* Abhayagiri Monastery


* [http://www.payer.de/neobuddhismus/neobud0408.htm Materialien zum Neobuddhismus]
* [http://www.carolinabuddhist.net/ Carolina Buddhist Vihara]
* [http://www.buddhanet.net/whats_n.htm/ BuddhaNet's Message Board]

External links

* [http://www.dhammadharini.org Dhammadharini Vihara official site]

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