Ayya Ānandabodhī Bhikkhuni

Ayya Ānandabodhī was born and raised in Wales, UK. Ayya first encountered the Buddha’s teaching in her early teens while reading about the Four Noble Truths. This was life-changing and from that moment she experienced a deep confidence in the Buddha’s insight and a wish to understand his teachings more deeply.

At the age of 24, Ayya began monastic training at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England under the guidance of Ajahn Sumedho. Seventeen years later she moved to the USA with a wish to create more opportunities for women monastics. In 2011 she took full Bhikkhunī Ordination, joining the worldwide revival of the Theravāda Bhikkhunī Order.

Ayya Ānandabodhī loves to share the Dhamma. Ayya’s practice is guided by early Buddhist scriptures, living in community, and through nature’s pure and immediate Dhamma.


To hear audio talks by Ayya Ānandabodhī on Dharma Seed, visit this link:  https://dharmaseed.org/teacher/379/  or on Audio Dharma visit this link:  https://www.audiodharma.org/teacher/7/

Additional audio talks can be found at https://alokavihara.org/teaching/dhamma-talks/

To watch video teachings by Ayya Ānandabodhī, visit this YouTube channel:  https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Ayya+Anandabodhi