On November 7, Ayya Anandabodhi & Ayya Santacitta had their interviews to become US citizens and we were both approved. Ayya Santacitta is still awaiting her date for Naturalization, while Ayya Anandabodhi’s went through a little more quickly and on November 20 she joined 579 people from 64 countries for the oath Ceremony in Sacramento.
Having this opportunity to become a citizen of the United States brought up strong feelings of gratitude for the respect, support and kindness received over these 10 years, from so many American people who have supported the vision of
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery. Thank you to each of you from the depth of our hearts.
On December 18, Ayya Santacitta also received Naturalization.