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Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni's Dharma Talks
Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
Ayya Medhanandi, a Canadian (1949), is abbess of Sati Saraniya Hermitage ( www.satisaraniya.ca ) An MSc graduate, she began meditating at 21, studied with an Advaita master in India, and managed UN/NGO health initiatives for malnourished women and children. In 1988, on retreat in Myanmar, she took ten-precept ordination with Sayadaw U Pandita, then spent ten years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and eight years based in New Zealand and Penang. In 2007, she received bhikkhuni ordination in Taiwan and was invited to Canada to establish the Hermitage. She trains nuns and teaches meditation, especially for Hospice staff and volunteers, and is the author of 'Gone Forth, Going Beyond'.
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2017-04-13 Understanding Death 61:17
The Buddha's advise to Ananda when venerable Sariputta died.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat
2017-04-10 Buddham Vande, Buddha One Day 69:38
Inner healing and purification by revering and finding refuge in Buddha, Dhamma, and Sangha - one day at at a time
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat
2017-04-07 Going Forth - A Refuge 1:32:05
"Retreat" - going forth from worldliness into virtue, samadhi, and wisdom. For this we need Refuge - security and is to offer that safety to others. Non-intrusion, non-distraction and goodwill.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat
2016-03-30 The Power of Metta 54:23
The practice of metta concentration leading to liberation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Inner Peace: Monastic Retreat
2016-03-26 Evening Chanting 4:27
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Inner Peace: Monastic Retreat
2016-03-26 Gatekeeper Mindfulness 43:35
How clearing the mind of obstacles prepares it for samadhi and the factors for awakening
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Finding Inner Peace: Monastic Retreat
2013-06-08 Evening Dhamma Teaching - This is Not Beyond our Doing 49:24
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Holistic Awareness: A Monastic Dana Retreat
2013-06-06 Evening Dharma Teaching Day 6 - Friendship with the Lovely 48:17
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Holistic Awareness: A Monastic Dana Retreat
2013-06-04 Evening Dharma Teaching - Day 4 - Satipanna and Refuge to the Rescue 48:59
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Holistic Awareness: A Monastic Dana Retreat
2013-06-03 Guided Meditation Day 3 46:36
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Holistic Awareness: A Monastic Dana Retreat

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