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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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2008-12-19 Solstice Heart 34:24
With the advent of the Winter Solstice - the shortest day of the year - comes the promise that the light will return. We can honour this principle in our practice by turning towards the light that is revealed in our own minds. The goodness and purity of this light can connect us to unconditional peace and love. A talk given at the Ottawa Buddhist Society in 2008.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2008-12-17 Peace Offering 14:54
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-12-03 Beginner's Class - An Island of Safety 19:57
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-12-03 Medicine Heart - Guided Meditation 14:40
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-11-26 Miracle of the Breath - Beginner’s Guided Meditation 17:31
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-11-19 Ethical Connection 27:33
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Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-11-04 The Torah and the Triple Gem 1:13:35
An autobiographical portrait of Ayya Medhanandi’s life, from her meeting with her first teacher in India in her early twenties to her career as a nutritionist and going forth to become a Theravada Buddhist nun. She notes the striking similarities between the tenets of her ancient Judaic faith and the principles of Theravada Buddhism. The inward journey goes beyond religious belief - crossing fixed boundaries for the sake of realizing our true spiritual heritage. A talk given at H.R. MacMillan Space Centre, Vancouver, Canada in 2008.
H.R. MacMillan Space Center, Vancouver, B.C.
2008-11-03 Shoot Me First: Right Intention, Effort & Social Responsibility 1:17:35
As we follow the steps of the Eightfold Noble Path, our hatred, greed, and delusion abate. We may yet suffer, but we use our suffering to fathom the meaning of it, see its causes, and see the possibility for ending suffering. The four Noble Truths come alive within. Invariably, our suffering manifests in many forms. It may never ‘end’ but it ceases to be a problem as our fear or aversion to it die. Persevering in this work is the way to make peace with our suffering.
University of British Colombia
2008-10-30 Ascending the Altar 34:52
What is renunciation? Patiently we learn how to let go of the thoughts and actions that enslave us to samsara. And we begin to understand what it takes to tame the ego and cultivate greater and greater compassion in its boundless quality. Through this magnificent process, we study the way to ascend the altar and sit with our teacher, the Buddha.
Birken Forest Monastery
2008-10-15 The Gift of Being - Guided Meditation 17:25
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations

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