The opening ceremony of Gotami Vihara in Malaysia in 2012 was the first time that the host invited the first Theravada bhikkhunis of Asia: Ven. Santini (Indonesia), Ven. Dr. Lieu Phap (Vietnam), Ven. Dhammananda (Thailand).
For Malaysia, those who attended the meeting were anagarika and Sri Lankan bhikkhuni. This brought about the logo of the Network using cannonball flower (Sri Lanka) with 5 petals representing a symbol of bhikkhunis from 5 countries.
At the time, the Asian bhikkhuni sangha agreed on gathering and establishing the Network of Asian Theravada Bhikkhunis. There were 5 cofounding countries. The works of the 5 founders are flexible in sharing information and working together. the ASEAN Buddhist Conference at Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University was organised in September 2016 by the network, with 21 countries attending the conference including all member countries of the network.
In January, 2015, at the International Bhikkhuni Ordination in Sri Lanka there were 11 candidates from Vietnam, Thailand and Bangladesh and this, too, organized by the network.
The Annual International Monastic Training at Songdhammakalyani monastery is organized on behalf of the network as well.