I recently visited Ariya Vihara Buddhist Society and met Ayya Sumangala and the community of bhikkhunis and samaneris there.
They are fundraising to build a new centre for women’s practice in Malaysia, something very much needed urgently as they are currently crammed in on the 3rd floor of a city block. I was shown the plans for the new building which is state of the art!
They are having fundraising lunch on 18th December with Ajahn Brahm to help make this dream a reality.
Find out more about Ariya Vihara’s activities (including their novitiate program) and how you can support the monastery project on their website.