News and Events

January 26, 2023

Annual Event Schedule 2024 Songdhammakalyani Monastery

3-7 January 2024 Silent Retreat Batch no. 20 24 February    2024 Magha Puja 24-26 February 2024 Buddhasavika Training Batch no. 88 6-15 April 2024 Samaneri Ordination Batch […]
June 28, 2024

NHK Japanese National TV Video: Thai female monks fight for recognition

An NHK news crew came from Japan and spent many days recording the life at Songdhammakalyani, especially during the bi-annual samaneri ordination. Take a look.
May 15, 2024

Spirit Rock Event: Groundbreaking Courage, Two Bhikkhunīs Reflect on a Life of Dharma Practice

Ayya Santacitta and Dhammananda Bhikkhuni For more info, please click on the link below. On Thursday @ 8:30 AM (ICT) – Meeting Dates & Join Times  […]
May 10, 2024

Nurses from Samut Sakhon Hospital Came for Training

From May 3-5, 32 nurses from Samut Sakhon Hospital come to the monastery to learn how to develop quality and ethics. Learning different ways to deal […]
April 26, 2024

Article about the Samaneri Ordination in a Dutch Magazine

Written by journalist and friend of Songdhammakalyani Monastery, Stephanie Broekarts
April 25, 2024

American Author, Cindy Rasicot, has launched her new book about Ven. Dhammananda

To buy the book or for more information:
April 25, 2024

Venerable Dhammaparipunna invited to teach meditation in New Zealand

The Dhamma talk and meditation session took place on April 25, 2024
April 25, 2024

Samaneri Ordination April 6, 2024

For more photos, please check out the photo gallery.
March 20, 2024

In March many friends came to practice meditation and participate in other activities

Rachel and Erna in the clay sculpture class. Astrid from Germany came to stay from March 4 until the end of the month, Katrin (Germany) stayed […]
March 7, 2024

Photos from the clay sculpture class taught by Ven Dhammananda on March 2-3

Venerable Dhammanda Clay giving instructing the participants. 11 people joined the course and all of them created beautiful objects in a variety of styles.
February 28, 2024

More Activities and Visitors in February

February 16: Luang Mae went to participate in activities in the project “Bhikkhunis for the Development of the Quality of Thai Youth” at the Wat Phai […]
February 19, 2024

February Activities and Visitors

This month we had a group of happy ladies coming from Brazil, France, Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Canada. Some of them are waiting for […]
January 31, 2024

January Activities and Visitors

On January 16, Ms. Teeranat Chokwatana, wife of Mr. Narong Chokwatana, came to pay respects to Luang Mae Dhammananda Bhikkhuni. On January 19, Ms. Tina led […]
January 16, 2024

Activities and visitors January 2024

Venerable Dhammanda took Kay, a US/Italian volunteer residing in France, and Vindya from the US to visit the main stupa in the center of Nakhon Pathom. […]
January 16, 2024

Children’s Day activities 11 January 2024

Bhikkhunis and volunteers as part of Dhamma practice, participated in National Children’s Day activities at Wat Phai Chorakhe School. Songdhammakalyani Monastery is also behind the Bhikkhuni […]
January 4, 2024

Activities before the New Year, December 2023

The end of the year is the time when family and friends come together to make merit for good fortune in the upcoming New Year, 2024.
December 26, 2023

December Activities

On December 5, Ms Worawan Mai Mai (P’ Thit Kai), P’ Thit Oi, and Kin Tham joined together to distribute alms to the villagers in front […]
December 16, 2023

Annual Event Schedule 2024  

December 11, 2023

Visitors in November

Bhikkhuni Thitacarini and Bhikkhuni Dhammacarini from Sangha Agung Indonesia paid a courtesy call on Luang Mae on November 13 and to ask her for advice and […]
December 11, 2023

Buddhasavika Newsletter, Issue 86, October-December 2023

Click to read in Thaiจดหมายข่าว-เล่ม-86_compressed.pdf
November 12, 2023

Kathina Festival November 5

Ms. Niyada Wetwarut and family are the chairpeople of the Kathina Songdhammakalyani committee. They are offering the Kathina robe to Bhikkhuni Dhammananda Maha Theri, the abbess. […]
November 2, 2023

You are all kindly invited to the Kathina Ceremony.

The Songdhammakalyani Bhikkhuni Aram will have a Kathina ceremony on Sunday, November 5, 2023. You can join us for merit-making from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. […]
November 1, 2023

Scholarship award activities for the year 2023

Teaching responsibility for the quality development of the Thai youth and giving scholarships this time is also a part of the Bhikkhuni Sangha project. Scholarships were […]
November 1, 2023

October activities

On October 1, the opening ceremony of the Munikorn Room was held. The monks of the monastery showed their gratitude to Luang Mae. On the occasion […]
October 20, 2023

American author, Cindy Rasicot, at the monastery

American author, Cindy Rasicot, a friend of Venerable Dhammananda and a frequent visitor to the monastery, came for another visit in October. Her first book about […]
October 8, 2023

New class on the application of the Vinaya. Open to all!

September 27, 2023


Jessica Keiser from Switzerland stayed with us from 19 – 26 September 2023 for guided meditation and lay woman’s way of life at our monastery. We […]
September 23, 2023

Third generation of Bodhisattvas at Songdhammakalyani Monastery

When Ven.Voramai Kabilsingh, the founder of the monastery took an important commitment to lead a monastic lifestyle in 1956,she was still looking for the future ordination […]
September 16, 2023


Serena Donnelly from New Zealand stayed with us for guided meditation from 6 – 8 September 2023. Our community was pleased to have her as one of […]
September 7, 2023

Application of the Vinaya. Feel free to join us!

September 7, 2023

Buddhasavika Newsletter No. 85 (in Thai)

คลิกอ่าน PDFพุทธสาวิกา-85.pdf
September 7, 2023

August activities

On August 5, Dr.Sharon Suh, President of Sakyaditya, came to interview Luang Mae during the observance. On August 6, Luang Mae and the novice monks helped […]
August 5, 2023

Activities and Visitors July

July 15, Orientation day for 5 applicants for ordination during Buddhist Lent. July 17 Luang Por Dr. Phrakhru Suthammanat, the abbot of Wat Plak Mai Lai, […]
July 7, 2023

Pacittiya part 1

Topic: Pacittiya Wednesday, 9st August 2023  5.30 – 07.30 pm (IST) Join Zoom Meeting:  Meeting ID:  868 6721 6316 Passcode: UTBSI
July 1, 2023

Visitors of April – June 2023

22-27 April : Nicole Glattli from Switzerland 17 May : Group of 3 participants from King Prajadhipok’s Institute interviewed Ven.Dhammananda for their research on Discrimination: Issues […]
July 1, 2023

June Activities 2023

Luang Mae herself assisting in the training at the waste separation plant at the Phaisachaya Guru Temple June 10 – 11 Bhikkhunis assisting at a waste […]
June 8, 2023

Asian Buddhism Connection ‘Buddhism and Transformations’

5th ABC International Conference at Lumbini [NEPAL] [8th-9th March 2024]
June 5, 2023

Application of Vinaya in Contemporary World

2 : Saṅghādisesa Friday, 9th June 2023        05.30 – 06.30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time) Zoom Meeting ID : 837 6127 3407 Passcode: UTBSI Vinaya Class […]
April 10, 2023

April Samaneri Ordination

39 women took temporary ordination at the monastery! For more photos, please check out the 2023 photo gallery under activities.
December 15, 2022

Feminism and Buddhism in Thailand

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December 11, 2022

Towards the 3rd Decade: Bhikkhunis in the Thai Society, 11 December 2022 By Samaneri Dhammavaci

11.12.2022, indeed, it is another long day. Today we are celebrating the 20th vassa of our teacher, Venerable Dhammananda. Would it be just another official event to […]
November 18, 2022

UTBSI-MBSI Mahatheri Felicitation: Venerable Dhammananda Mahatheri – 20 years of Upasampada

The Great Services of The Late Venerable Bhikkhuni Theris
November 3, 2022

When Our Dog is Gone

Akhra This may seems something strange to share, but it is our normal commitment at this temple. Nil was a name of one of the temple […]
September 23, 2022

An Unforgettable and Remarkable Coincidence

International Bhikkhuni Day 2022: The Living Legacy 17 September 2022, 05.30 – 07.30 p.m. (Indian Standard Time, IST) Maha Bodhi Society of India (MBSI) in collaboration […]
July 3, 2022

Buddhasavika Training

This program is offered to Buddhist laywomen on the weekends, organized 2-3 times a year. The program provides basic understanding about Buddhism together with the practice. […]