Ayya Dhammadipa

Dhammadipa Konin Cardenas

Ayya Dhammadīpā is the founder and Guiding Teacher of Dassanāya Buddhist Community. She has been practicing Buddhism since 1987. Ayya is a fully ordained bhikkhuni in the Theravāda tradition. Ayya is also a Dharma Transmitted teacher in the Shunryu Suzuki Roshi lineage of Zen, where she is known as Rev. Konin. In addition to English, Ayya teaches in Spanish, an expression of her Latin heritage. She is also an author whose work has appeared in the national Buddhist publications Lion's Roar and Buddhadharma. Her new book is titled Gifts Greater Than the Oceans. Ayya is mother to an adult daughter, and enjoys watercolor painting and sewing.

See the Dassanāya Buddhist Community web site.