Ayya Santacitta has practiced meditation since 1988. Her first teacher was Ajahn Buddhadasa, who sparked her interest in Buddhist monastic life. She has trained as a nun in both the East and West since 1993, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. Since 2002, she also integrates Dzogchen teachings into her practice.
Ayya Santacitta is co-founder of Aloka Vihara, a training monastery for women in San Francisco, where she has lived since 2009. She offers teachings at the vihara, as well as in the wider Bay Area and occasionally other parts of the US. In 2011 she received full bhikkhuni ordination.
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Upcoming events with Ayya Santacitta
|4/20/2014||Loving the Earth: Awareness, Action and Celebration|
|5/10/2014||Listening to Natural Law - Monastic Retreat with the Aloka Vihara Nuns|
|8/31/2014||Never Turn Away: Monastic Day (Dana - By Donation)|
|10/4/2014||The Air We Breathe: Monastic Day (Dana - By Donation)|