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"Mindfulness, the aware, balanced acceptance of present experience, is at the heart of what the Buddha taught.”
—Sylvia Boorstein

Ayya Santacitta

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 has integrated Dzogchen teachings into her practice.

Ayya Santacitta is co-founder of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery and received bhikkhuni ordination in 2011. She is particularly interested in bringing faith traditions to the climate movement. .

Visit www.alokavihara.org for more information.



Upcoming events with Ayya Santacitta
6/20/2018Therigatha 'Verses of the Elder Nuns' Retreat
Tere Abdala-Romano
Adyashanti
Noliwe Alexander
Bhikkhu Analayo
Michele Andropoulos
Steve Armstrong
Pascal Auclair
Adam Baraz
Jane Baraz
Pawan Bareja
Teja Bell
Jennifer Berezan
Devin Berry
Sandy Boucher
Matthew Brensilver
Bhante Buddharakkhita
Grove Burnett
Carol Cano
Andrew Chaikin
Janice Clarfield
Dan Clurman
Patrick Coffey
Enrique Collazo
Anne Cushman
Bruni Davila
Eve Decker
Bob Doppelt
JD Doyle
Bonnie Duran
Mei Elliott
Melvin Escobar
Sean Feit Oakes
Vinny Ferraro
Grace Fisher
Rolf Gates
Shahara Godfrey
Joseph Goldstein
Trudy Goodman
Linda Graham
Kevin Griffin
Mingtong Gu
Alex Haley
Rick Hanson
JoAnna Hardy
Susie Harrington
Devon Hase
Carley Hauck
Emily Horn
Roger Housden
Kate Johnson
Amana Johnson
Ofosu Jones-Quartey
Byron Katie
Ruth King
Kittisaro
Madeline Klyne
Teresa LaMendola Kabat-Zinn
Dori Langevin
Brian Lesage
Noah Levine
Rachel Lewis
Martha Link
Tias Little
Joanna Macy
Tripti Mahendra
John Martin
Heather Martin
Djuna Mascall
Konda Mason
Kamala Masters
Dawn Mauricio
Rick Mendius
Nikki Mirghafori
Franz Moeckl
Matthew Morey
Tara Mulay
Kate Munding
Winnie Nazarko
Yong Oh
Frank Ostaseski
Isabelita Papa
Tina Rasmussen
Susana Renaud
Marcy Reynolds
David Richo
Sakti Rose
Adrianne Ross
Jaya Rudgard
Sharon Salzberg
Ayya Santacitta
Alexis Santos
La Sarmiento
Jill Satterfield
Greg Scharf
Sara Schedler
Martina Schneider
Erin Selover
Nirali Shah
Richard Shankman
Ashley Sharp
Gina Sharpe
Gulwinder Singh
Oren Sofer
Bob Stahl
Beth Sternlieb
Heather Sundberg
George Taylor
Thanissara
Erin Treat
Jai Uttal
Terry Vandiver
Arinna Weisman
Pam Weiss
Lila Kate Wheeler
DaRa Williams
Carol Wilson
Nina Wise
Christiane Wolf
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