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Ayya Sobhana

Ayya Sobhana is the Vice Abbess of Dhammadharini, a community for monastic women located on the Sonoma Coast of California. Together with Ayya Tathaaloka Theri, Ayya Sobhana has been deeply involved in the recent restoration of Bhikkhuni full ordination in the Theravada tradition. She has meditated and trained with Bhante Henepola Gunaratana since 1989. She stayed at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia from 2003 to 2010. She ordained in 2003 and obtained full Bhikkhuni ordination in 2006. Her primary practice is the Eightfold Noble Path -- integration of meditation with ethical living and compassionate relationships for the sake of liberation.

Talks given by Ayya Sobhana at Marin Sangha are available here.

To offer dana to Ayya Sobhana, please go to the Dhammadharini Support Page and click on the Ways to Donate button. You can also donate via their Paypal Link. Or you can send checks to

Dhammadharini Support Foundation
6791 Sturtevant Dr.
Penngrove, CA 94951

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