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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.
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2015-11-22 In the Domain of No Fear 18:32
The Buddha himself touched the Truth with his own mind. And so can we. It’s a purifying, intimate process - internal, invisible and crossing many intersections. At each one, we patiently examine the state of the heart, discerning what is harmful and what is wholesome in everything we face. The way opens for us to enter the domain of no fear and receive the gifts of wisdom, peace, and the heart’s unshakeable freedom.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)
2015-11-22 Fictitious Noodles 21:21
What are we doing on this planet? How do we cope with feelings of fear? Can we observe wisely and penetrate through the fictions of the mind? To abandon them, we must understand them. Ayyā Medhānandī coaches us to investigate emotions like fear and anger, viewing their characteristics as tiny fragments of physical sensation and learning how to refresh the mind in one instant. Then we touch the space of non-fear, serenity and joy within us. A talk given at Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community in 2015.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)
2015-11-21 Why Do Beings Live In Hate? 29:37
Has there ever been a time when the world was not filled with fear and violence? Millenia ago just as now, humans have been bound in a cycle of delusion, fear, and harm. The way out is within us – learning to find the still-point in the mind, where fleeting conditions subside. Awake to the present, anxiety and clinging bow to an inner contentment and peace. We are on the Middle Way.
Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto
2015-11-21 Practice Forgiveness: Guided Metta Meditation 30:00
Satipanna Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT)
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2015-11-20 Moral Integrity, Courage, and Peace 30:08
The real path to peace lies in developing moral integrity.  Our spiritual strength depends on purity of heart and action. We learn to identify unwholesome habits that obstruct our well-being and practice courageous compassion to discover the joy of harmlessness. These are the qualities that take us the way of the Noble Ones - to the summit of our human potential.
Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto
2015-10-11 On The Wings of the Breath 17:38
Using the breath to move into the silent space in the heart and attentively following its rhythm, the breath becomes our whole world. We let go of all objects that arise, all thought, as we stay present and aware in the simple current of breathing. In these moments of pure presence, we are planting the priceless seeds of our awakening.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2015-10-04 Softly Close the Gates 30:00
There is so much for us to understand. Preparing yourselves for that unfolding of wisdom, take your rightful seat in a balanced way and follow the path inward. Softly close off all the gates and give your full attention and energy to the mind's interior exploration – of itself. We are on a wondrous journey!
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2015-08-20 Noble Search and Rescue 46:54
How can we stay true to our spiritual aspirations and work to fulfill them without compromise? Diligence in our practice is a great resource for growing the endurance, patience, and courage we will need to guard the mind against the hindrances and keep our focus on present moment awareness. This is the way to free ourselves from all suffering. And it is also a gift we can offer to help others through life's inevitable trials.
Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto
2015-08-18 Devotion 37:10
Satipanna Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) Retreat, Chapin Mill, Batavia, N.Y.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2015-08-17 Take Your Medicine 39:21
Satipanna Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) Retreat
Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto

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