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Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
Ayya Medhanandi, a Canadian (1949), is abbess of Sati Saraniya Hermitage ( www.satisaraniya.ca ) An MSc graduate, she began meditating at 21, studied with an Advaita master in India, and managed UN/NGO health initiatives for malnourished women and children. In 1988, on retreat in Myanmar, she took ten-precept ordination with Sayadaw U Pandita, then spent ten years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery and eight years based in New Zealand and Penang. In 2007, she received bhikkhuni ordination in Taiwan and was invited to Canada to establish the Hermitage. She trains nuns and teaches meditation, especially for Hospice staff and volunteers, and is the author of 'Gone Forth, Going Beyond'.
2011-05-05 Death And Awakening 59:58
Contemplation of death as a support for waking up, limitation as a practice of letting go and virtue to help us cultivate fields of goodness, wisdom and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat

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