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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.
2009-07-15 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
2009-06-17 A Friend to All - Guided Loving-Kindness Meditation 23:48
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2009-05-06 Truth Counts 21:27
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2009-05-06 Just As We Are - Guided Meditation 10:39
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2009-04-04 Batik Buddha 38:54
Ayya Medhanandi reflects on the meaning of the different mudras or hand gestures used by the Buddha himself when he gave teachings.  Each represents an important quality for us to practise and develop such as fearlessness or compassion.  You can see these mudras that she describes on the batik cloth that was gifted to the Ottawa Buddhist Society at https://ottawabuddhistsociety.com/about-the-obs/latvian-buddha-batik/
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-03-19 Ice Melts 40:57
We can know freedom from suffering when the light of dhamma (or truth) arises. This illumination will melt the impurities formed by unwholesome mind states. Oh, what a freedom! A talk given during a 10 day Ottawa Buddhist Society retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 2009.
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2009-03-18 Fierce Gifts 36:07
When life presents fearsome obstacles, be your own spiritual ally and turn those obstacles into windows that open to the depths of the heart. There, cultivating loving-kindness, compassion, radiant joy and the wisdom of discernment, behold the fierce gifts of the Dhamma that defy delusion and rescue us from the mire of every perceived burden.
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