Songdhammakalyani Monastery

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Songkhammakalayani Monastery
Building in Wat Songkhammakalyani temple complex.jpg
A new building in the Wat Songkhammakalayani Temple complex
AffiliationTheravada Buddhism
LocationNakhon Pathom
FounderVen. Bhikkhuni Ta Tao Fa Tzu

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 as 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 (Chinese: 大道法師; pinyin: Dàdào Fǎshī. 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.[2] Varanggana Vanavichayen, the first female monk ordained in Thailand, was ordained in Songdhammakalyani Monastery in 2002.


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