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Ayya Medhanandi's Dharma Talks
Ayya Medhanandi
Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Canadian forest monastery for women in the Theravāda tradition. The daughter of Eastern European refugees who emigrated to Montreal after World War II, she began a spiritual quest in childhood that led her to India, Burma, England, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and finally, back to Canada.
2009-12-03 Beginners' Class - The Frontier of Intimacy 21:44
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2009-11-22 Baptism of Fire 17:47
Sometimes it takes an illness or a loss to wake up. The wheel of Dhamma turns us towards the centre point, where all the mind’s movements are stilled so that we can see the truth of suffering. Fear arises but we can observe it ceasing in the light of our inner spiritual work. Gently, patient and aware, with selflessness and noble intent, we persevere.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)
2009-11-20 Noble Subtrefuge - Four Royal Efforts 32:57
How can we trick the mind out of its old habits? The Buddha emphasized the power of the four Right Efforts. These royal allies advance the mind to its highest potential, the supreme wisdom possible for a human being. We are here to work for and receive this, our rightful inheritance - awakening to the truth of the Dhamma through our own intuitive realizations.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-10-21 In the Boat of Myself - Guided Meditation 14:31
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2009-10-16 Empty of Fear 28:43
A dedication to a member of the community who is in the last stages of life. She struggles with breathing but is composed and at peace with the process. We are reminded how important it is to train the mind while we are able to do so. A talk given at Quaker House, Ottawa.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-08-21 Energy Audit 22:46
You can conduct an energy audit on the strength of your attention when you sit down to meditate. Notice if your attention is wavering and then patiently seal up the leaks so that your mind is no longer tempted by the world that the ego builds.  A talk given at Quaker House for the Ottawa Buddhist Society.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-07-15 Gardening the Mind 20:19
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2009-07-15 Peace is Here - Guided Meditation 19:14
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2009-06-19 Opinions 33:20
Are you watching your breath or watching your opinions? It is not enough to just watch the breath; you must reflect closely on what is arising. Come to the truth of the way things are by identifying and letting go of your opinions. Reflect on what you pay homage to and how to give birth to the truth in your heart.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-06-17 Four Life Practices 29:36
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations

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