Ayyā Adhimuttī, born in Hamilton, first ordained as a mae chee at Wat Ram Poeng, Thailand 2005. She then went forth as a samaneri in 2008 at Santi Forest Monastery, Australia with Ayyā Tathālokā as preceptor and Bhante Sujato as her achariya, and had her bhikkhunī upasampada in 2010 at Aranya Bodhi Hermitage in California with Ayya Tathālokā as pavattini and Bhante Henepola Gunaratana as Ovadakacariya. She has spent about five years practicing in Thailand, Sri Lanka and Myanmar.
Ayyā Adhi returned to Aotearoa New Zealand in March 2021 to help establish a bhikkhuni residence in Hamilton. She spends her time between her mother’s home in Hamilton and the residence. The vision is to preserve and encourage a depth and breadth of the concentration and wisdom practices available in the Theravada tradition.”I have the intermediate term vision (5-7 years) to bring together a group of interested Dhamma friends and to purchase a piece of land large enough to establish a meditation hermitage, especially to give bhikkhunis the opportunity, so often denied them, to dedicate themselves to meditation in solitude, as well as having kutis for serious lay practitioners, a comprehensive reference library for Buddhist texts from all traditions and from contemporary disciplines such as psychology and an associated lay-village. The plan includes the the possibility to be self-sufficient in terms of food and medicinal herbs if necessary.
A special dialogue and Dhamma discussion with Venerable Canda and Venerable Adhimuttī.
Question and answers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HKYImw58BMWritings:
From the Global Mindfulness Conference 2018