Sister Sudhira

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Venerable Sister Sudhira Bhikkhuni has been an ordained sangha member at Sangha Lodge in Australia since returning from Sri Lanka in December 2004. Sudhira Bhikkuni had been a supporter and associated with Sangha Lodge for many years prior to commencing serious monastic studies and training at Ling Yen Shan Se Temple in Taiwan in 1997.

In 1999 at a Sakhyadita Conference in Nepal Sudhira bhikkhuni met the most venerable Rahatungoda Saddha Sumana, a senior Bhikkhuni from a small Arame in Eheliyagoda, Sri Lanka. The Venerable Saddha Sumana invited her to continue her training and study in Sri Lanka. Sudhira Bhikkhuni took her novice ordination in 2000 and her higher ordination as a full bhikkuni in July 2004. Sudhira bhikkhuni has experience of hospice work prior to her ordaining and continues to work with those who are seriously ill.