Network of Theravada Bhikkhunis in Asia

In the opening ceremony of Gotami vihara in Malaysia in 2012, this was the first time that the host invited the first Theravada bhikkhuni in Asia, Ven. Santini (Indonesia), Ven. Dr. Lieu Phap (Vietnam), Ven. Dhammananda (Thailand). For Malaysia, those who attended the meeting were anagarika and Sri Lankan bhikkhuni. This brought about the logo of the Network using cannonball flower (Sri Lanka) with 5 petals representing a symbol of Bhikkhunis from 5 countries.           

                Asian bhikkhuni sangha agreed on gathering and establishing the Network of Theravada Bhikkhunis in Asia. There were 5 cofounding countries. The works of the 5 founders are flexible in sharing information and working together e.g., organizing ASEAN Buddhist Conference 2016 at Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University in September 2016 by the Network, there were 21 countries attending the conference including all member countries of the network; Internatinal Bhikkhuni Ordination in Sri Lanka on January 2015, there were 11 candidated from Vietnam, Thailand and Bangladesh also organized by the network.             

                Annual International Monastic Training at Songdhammakalyani monastery is organized on behalf of the network as well.