Ayya Dhammadhira is a Buddhist monastic trained in the Thai Forest Tradition in lineage of Ajahn Chah. She spent eleven years at Amaravati and Chithurst Buddhist Monasteries in England from 2001-2012.
After traveling to Thailand, Burma, Australia and India, she decided to return to the U.S. where she took the full ordination into the bhikkhuni Sangha in 2012.
Eventually, Dhammadhira decided to become more engaged in ways that would benefit the larger community. She now makes her home in Colorado Springs where she is working to develop a cooperative model of community for the development of physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Her background in education combined with her interests in contemplative practices and sustainability weave through the programs that she offers.