Ayya Dhira was taught in Samatha-Vipassana meditation since 1994. During the last years she has been trained according to Mahasi Sayadaw methods. She is the first Theravadan Bhikkhuni who has received her full ordination in Germany 2015. From June 2016 until May 2017 she is guest of the Dhammdharini Sangha in Penngrove.
This is the third of four special Dhammadharini events celebrating the yearlong 2600th anniversary of Bhikkhuni Sangha, with a focus on the Arahant Bhikkhuni Mahapajapati Gotami, as the pathbreaker, leader, and mentor of the early women's sangha. In this talk Ayya Dhira from Germany gives a history of Ayya Khema also from Germany.