The Community

Nonnen schauen in Kamera

Two nuns, Shifu Simplicity and Ayya Vimalanyani, take care of the monastery and conduct the activities. Shifu Simplicity is the abbess. She is a German nun (Bhiksuni) in the Mahayana Chan tradition. Here you can find her introduction.

Ayya Vimalanyani is also a German nun (Bhikkhuni), but she belongs to the Theravada tradition. After practicing in various monasteries in different parts of the world she returned to Germany in 2021. She is interested in early Buddhist texts and the life of the nuns in the time of the Buddha. She translates Vinaya texts from Chinese into German. She also illustrates Buddhist books and draws Dharma doodles.