Brief bio's of Ajahn Amaro and Ajahn Passano, and other monks of Abhayagiri.


Located on the outskirts of Bangkok, it's a forest monastery in town. Founded by the late Luang Por Teean Jittasubho, who taught a method of meditation of being mindful of the movements of the body and mind.



Inspired by the Theravada forest traditions, Aranya Bodhi: Awakening Forest Hermitage is a rustic, "off the grid" Buddhist women's monastic hermitage on 100+ acres of mountain forest and meadows on the Northern California Sonoma Coast. Aranya Bodhi is the monastic hermitage project of Dhammadharini, a religious non-profit organization in the State of California.

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San Francisco

Saranaloka Foundation was established in 2004 to support nuns from Chithurst and Amaravati monasteries in England to come to the United States to teach. After numerous visits, enthusiasm for the presence of women monastics allowed Saranaloka to extend an invitation to the nuns' community to set up a permanent monastery here in the United States.