Resident Bikkhuni

Ayya (VEN.) Sudhamma was born in 1963 and raised in Charlotte NC. She was an attorney before leaving home to become a nun in 1998. She received novice ordination from Ven. H. Gunaratana (Bhante G) at the Bhavana Society in 1999. She received higher ordination as a bhikkhuni in Sri Lanka in February 2003 under her preceptor Ven. Khemacari, in a ceremony led by Ven. Dhammaloka Sangha Nayaka, at the Mt. Lavinia temple Tapodharanamaya.

For 8 1/2 years she was the Resident Monk at the Carolina Buddhist Vihara in Greenville, SC. She spent most of 2012 visiting Santi Forest Monastery in Australia. She expresses gratitude to her fellow Charlotteans for making it possible for her to return to her hometown.

You can read more about Sudhamma  on this Wikipedia Page

Visiting Bikkhuni

Our visiting Bhikkuni is Bhikkhuni Mettajivi aka Ayya Metta. She is here from a Cambodian temple in Lowell, Massachusetts. Our resident Bhikkuni Ayya Suddhama will mentor her during her stay at the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara. We welcome her with open arms.