A new building in the Wat Songkhammakalayani Temple complex
|Founder||Ven. Bhikkhuni Ta Tao Fa Tzu|
Songdhammakalyani Monastery (Thai: ทรงธรรมกัลยาณีภิกษุณีอาราม; RTGS: Songthamkanlayani Phiksuni Aram) is a temple and monastery of Bhikkhuni in Nakhon Pathom, Thailand. It was founded in 1960 by Ven. Ta Tao Fa Tzu (born Voramai Kabilsingh). The monastery was originally known Wat Songdhammakalyani (the temple of women who uphold Dharma)."
The Abbess of Songdhammakalyani Monastery is Ven. Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, the daughter of the founder Ven. Ta Tao Fa Tzu. Venerable Dhammananda (born Chatsumarn Kabilsingh) had previously been an author on Buddhism and was the first Thai woman to receive full ordination (in Sri Lanka) as a Theravada nun. Varanggana Vanavichayen, the first female monk ordained in Thailand, was ordained in Songdhammakalyani Monastery in 2002.