Kindly note that all monastic and lay members of our group offer their contribution for free, on a voluntary basis, except for research assistants who may receive occasional financial support from the donors of the Āgama Research Group.


Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā
Āgama Research Group co-founder


Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā was born in Italy in 1980 and went forth in Sri Lanka in 2012. She studied Indology, Indo-Iranian philology and Tibetology at the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ and at the International Research Institute for Advanced Buddhology at Soka University in Tokyo and at the Institute for Research in Humanities at Kyoto University. She obtained her master’s degree in 2004 with a thesis containing an edition, translation and study of a bonpo gter ma and an investigation of the figure of his gter ston in the light of the emergence of the bonpo canon. Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā then received her doctorate in 2010 with a dissertation on the Khotanese ‘Book of Zambasta’ and the formative phases of Mahāyāna ideology in Khotan in the fifth and sixth centuries. Her main research interests are the early Buddhist discourses and Vinaya texts, and the development of the theories, practices and ideologies of Buddhist meditative traditions. She is currently working on an edition and integral translation of the Tibetan Abhidharmakośopāyikā-ṭīkā and doing a comparative study of its āgama quotations. Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā also serves as the series editor for all the Āgama Research Group publications and coordinates all translations into modern languages. In addition to her academic work, she has been practising meditation since 1996 and teaching it internationally since 2017.

List of publications: see here and on
Schedule: see here