At Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, women train as nuns in the Theravāda bhikkhunī tradition which was restored only in this new millenium after a lapse of more than 1000 years.
We are closely affiliated with a number of growing Theravāda bhikkhunī monasteries in the USA including Dhammadharini Monastery and Aloka Vihāra – both in Northern California – as well as other newly established Theravāda bhikkhunī monasteries worldwide.
We welcome suitable candidates for training and ordination. Women who feel moved to undertake this spiritual life will enter a gradual process of spiritual development and service, beginning with a period of serving as a lay steward.
A dedicated practitioner can find the monastic journey to be a transformative experience. The Anagārikā Training Handbook describes the path towards entering this life of spiritual commitment.