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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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2008-08-19 Here We Are - Standing Meditation 3:19
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-07-16 Be Your Own Doctor 21:51
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-06-18 Smiling Moon - Guided Meditation 17:58
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage :  Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-06-10 Commitment & Sacrifice 12:34
The meaning of the words “commitment” and “sacrifice” are spoken of in relationship to taking vows and training as an anagārikā as well as to practice as a householder. Regardless of the form we use, it is possible for each of us to find an island of refuge in ourselves. A talk given during an Ottawa Buddhist Society 10 day retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 2008.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2008-06-08 We Will Arrive - Beating a Path to Awakening 34:57
How can we beat a path to awakening? Meditate and develop deep, wise insight, training like a spiritual athlete in this new millenium. Like forging a trail in dense forest, walk it again and again, courageously enduring difficulties to navigate beyond mental afflictions. Study the mind incisively and trust - we will arrive.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2008-06-06 Unfathomable Love - At the Shrine of the Awakened 39:40
Can we sustain the blessing of a mind that will not be degraded by impure thoughts? A noble virtue protects the heart at its innermost core enabling us to repair and train the mind, to go beyond all brokenness. We relinquish the burden of endless struggle, harnessing awakened wisdom and compassion to free ourselves. We are a pure clear vessel of unfathomable love.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2008-05-11 A Good Pair of Boots 38:55
We must not underestimate the significance of dedicating ourselves to the five precepts. Such a commitment to virtue provides a moral and ethical basis for life that will ultimately lessen our suffering. We find ourselves embodying qualities of truthfulness, kindness and care for ourselves and others that touch a new level of inner happiness, one of the factors of enlightenment.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)
2008-05-10 A Little Renunciation 32:45
How training the mind in following precepts, such as the rules regarding the use of four monastic requisites - food, robes, shelter, and medicines, can win us greater patience, faith, gratitude, calm, courage, and mindfulness. Such ways of renunciation test our commitment to the path and teach us how to forgive and let go even our fears so that we harvest the riches of joy, compassion and inner peace.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)
2007-09-16 Noble Warming 1 40:04
Singapore Buddhist Temple Retreat
National University of Singapore Buddhhist Society
2007-09-15 The Wilderness of Anger 69:48
Why does anger cause us so much misery? As long as we feed it, anger insidiously undermines our spiritual work. Mindful and aware, we learn to refrain from feeding that angry dog and we loosen its foothold within the mind. By the power of loving-kindness and compassion, we disarm anger's toxicity and restore peace. These are the supreme medicines that will guide us through the wilderness of anger.
National University of Singapore Buddhhist Society

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