Songdhammakalyani Monastery

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Songkhammakalayani Monastery
Building in Wat Songkhammakalyani temple complex.jpg
A new building in the Wat Songkhammakalayani Temple complex
Basic information
Location Nakhon Pathom
Affiliation Theravada Buddhism
Country Thailand
Architectural description
Founder Ven. Bhikkhuni Ta Tao Fa Tzu
Completed 1960

Songdhammakalyani Monastery (Thai: ทรงธรรมกัลยาณีภิกษุณีอาราม; rtgsSongthamkanlayani 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)."[1]

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 as a Theravada nun.[2]


Coordinates: 13°48′51″N 100°05′34″E / 13.8142°N 100.0927°E / 13.8142; 100.0927