Buddhist Monk

Ayyā Somā

An Italian bhikkhunī co-founder of Buddhist Insights and Empty Cloud Monastery in New Jersey.


Ayyā Somā has been working into translating the Pāli Canon from Pāli into both English and Italian. She also regularly offers teachings on Buddhist Insights YouTube Channel.

From the Somā Sutta, SN 5.2:

“What does womanhood matter at all, when the mind is concentrated well, when knowledge flows on steadily, as one sees correctly into Dhamma. One to whom it might occur ‘I’m a woman’ or ‘I am a man’ or ‘I am anything at all’— is fit for Mara to address.”

Ayyā Somā