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Sunday Morning Teaching and Q&A with Ayyā Santussikā & Ayyā Cittānandā in Volunteer Park

Join us for a Dhamma talk followed by Questions & Answers with Ayyā Santussikā and Ayyā Cittānandā on July 24th from 9:30 – 11:30 am at Volunteer Park, just to the South of the Asian Art Museum. Following the Q&A period, there will be the opportunity to offer food to both Ayyās and to Ajahn Kovilo and Tan Nisabho. People are, of course, also welcome to bring food for themselves and to stick around after the meal for informal conversation with new and old friends.

Biographies
Ayyā Santussikā entered monastic life as an anagarika (eight-precept nun) in 2005, then ordained as a samaneri in 2010 and a bhikkhunī in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles. She has trained in large and small communities of nuns, including Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries of the Ajahn Chah tradition in England, and is one of the founders of Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Boulder Creek, CA, where she leads the community with Ayyā Cittānandā.

After being inspired in 2005 by a college philosophy class, Ayyā Cittānandā lived as a monastic at a small Chan monastery in Florida until moving to California, where she worked for two years while making daily visits to Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. In 2013, she began looking for a place to ordain, spending time at numerous monasteries before taking the anagārikā precepts at Karuna Buddhist Vihara in 2015, sāmaṇerī ordination in 2016, and bhikkhunī ordination in 2018.

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Date

Jul 24 2022

Time

9:30 am - 11:30 am

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Jul 24 2022
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Location

Volunteer Park
1247 15th Ave E, Seattle
Category

Speakers

  • Ayyā Cittānandā
    Ayyā Cittānandā
    Senior Monastic at Karuna Buddhist Vihara

    After being inspired in 2005 by a college philosophy class, Ayyā Cittānandā lived as a monastic at a small Chan monastery in Florida until moving to California, where she worked for two years while making daily visits to Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery. In 2013, she began looking for a place to ordain, spending time at numerous monasteries before taking the anagārikā precepts at Karuna Buddhist Vihara in 2015, sāmaṇerī ordination in 2016, and bhikkhunī ordination in 2018.

  • Ayyā Santussikā
    Ayyā Santussikā
    Senior Monastic of Karuna Buddhist Vihara

    Ayya Santussikā entered monastic life as an anagarika (eight-precept nun) in 2005, then ordained as a samaneri in 2010 and a bhikkhunī in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles. She has trained in large and small communities of nuns, including Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries of the Ajahn Chah tradition in England, and is one of the founders of Karuna Buddhist Vihara in Boulder Creek, CA, where she leads the community with Ayya Cittānandā.