Bhikkhuni Sudhamma

Bhikkhuni Sudhamma

Sudhamma Bhikkhuni from Charlotte, North Carolina is the first American woman ordained in Sri Lanka and has been recognized at the United Nations in Bangkok as an “Outstanding Woman in Buddhism.” She was ordained as a novice by her teacher Bhante H. Gunaratana and became a bhikkhuni in 2003. She was abbess of the Charlotte Buddhist Vihara.

Recent Articles

The Truth about Acting

Three Asian American Buddhist actors on the joys, pains, and changes in Hollywood.

Reuniting Buddha’s Head and Body

Noel Alumit profiles the Cambodian American artist Phung Huynh who’s repairing Buddhist statues — and, in the process, connecting to her own heart.

I Vow to Save Everyone?

Noel Alumit reflects on the daunting commitment of the bodhisattva vows, and how his ordination bolstered his relationship with his mother and culture.

Anything Can Be Practice

Associate Editor Noel Alumit introduces the March 2024 issue.

Who Was Queen Anula?

Bhikkhuni Sudhamma traces the origins of Buddhist ordination for women to Queen Anula, Sri Lanka’s first Buddhist nun.