About Us

Our team

Ayyā Somā


Bhante Suddhāso


Ayya Vaḍḍha


Ayyā Brahmavarā


Valeria Ferrari

Wonder Woman

Marco Iacobellis

Creative Engineer

Lucia Dicorato

Yoga Teacher

Silvia Perrone

Neuroscience Teacher

Ugo Milella

Meditation Teacher

Daniele Stillavato

Designer & Fundraiser

Antonio Bernardoni

Doctor of Forestry

Chiara Ferraro

Ayurvedic Therapist

Deborah Vasco

Cultural Mediator

Simona Costanza

HLC Co-Founder

"If you find sensible companions, wise and virtuous friends, then, overcoming all adversities, with joy and awareness, set out together." Dhammapada v.328

From the US to Italy

Empty Cloud Italia is a non-profit dedicated to the practice and study of Early Buddhism.

We are associated with Empty Cloud Monastery in West Orange, New Jersey, founded by the nonprofit Buddhist Insights in 2016.

Our monastic community consists of bhikkhus and bhikkhunīs (Buddhist male and female monks) with the vocation to follow the principles of poverty, frugality and mental cultivation taught by the Buddha in the ancient discourses.

We are supported by the spontaneous and unconditional generosity of many people who donate time, food, skills and other needed goods for the wellbeing of the monastic Sangha and the common good.

Empty Cloud Italia

Empty Cloud Italia