It is also a nunnery in the Theravada Buddhist tradition. For women who are firmly connected to the Vipassana tradition of the Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi, there is the possibility
to walk the monastic path here and to ordain and live as a Buddhist nun.
The center has been named by Most Venerable Phra Prom Mongkol Vi (Venerable Phra Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo)as
Dhammanikhom describes a community of persons, who come together to live and practice the Dhamma together. It can be translated as a Dhamma community.
Dhamma is the Teaching of the Buddha.
Nikhom (= Thai) or Nigama (= Pali) means community, settlement, also meeting place, market or small town.