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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.
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2013-05-05 Guardian Of The Mind 56:09
Parenting ourselves with mindfulness, wisdom and compassion
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Waking Up to the Peace in Our Hearts: Monastic Retreat
2013-05-04 Heart Benefit Guided Meditation and Reflections 36:25
Meticulous appreciative attention to the breath helps us tame the wildness of the mind using mindfulness to brake when we are careening off course. Just this is a blessing as we naturally discover a joyous presence with every moment of seeing the nature of this mind-body formation, it's impermanence, suffering, and emptiness. By polishing the mirror of the mind, we enter the light of Truth.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Waking Up to the Peace in Our Hearts: Monastic Retreat
2013-05-03 Opening Talk 30:45
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Waking Up to the Peace in Our Hearts: Monastic Retreat
2012-11-22 Feast of Patience 17:25
Can we not give vent to the wanting mind, not blame conditions nor allow discontentment to grow? Develop patience and persevere on the path. Know things as they are and accept them. Patience is the highest austerity. So change gears, and move away from old habits of mind by rubbing the dust out of your eyes. Weather difficult conditions. See the beginning of your suffering and end it in the ways of Dhamma. Plant good seeds.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)
2012-11-19 Spiritual Athlete 27:55
Every Canadian knows Terry Fox, a teenage athlete who lost his leg to cancer, continued to train as a runner, and ran across Canada with one leg before he succumbed to his illness. His mission was to raise money for cancer research so others would not suffer. A legacy for our own journey - spiritual heroism, undaunted effort, magnanimous vision, valiant heart. The training begins now - for as along as it takes.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2012-04-12 A Wilderness Traveller 39:18
The fearlessness and patience of Malini Weerasooriya is a worthy example to all of us how we can train our minds. When we live driven by ill-will, greed or confusion, we live in a wilderness of the mind. When we hold together in spiritual community, we blaze a trail through that wilderness, establishing trust and persevering. Mindfulness and wisdom lead faith to bear good fruit and guide us as we purify ourselves. We are willing to make sacrifices and even to suffer for the treasures of the Path.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2012-04-07 Life-Saving Treasure 38:04
A reflection on the Upaddha Sutta (Half of the Holy Life) about the importance of good friends, companions, and comrades on the Eightfold Noble Path. Good friends encourage and share in developing seclusion of mind, dispassion towards the sense pleasures of the world, and, ultimately, the cessation of suffering that leads to a lasting freedom and peace.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2011-11-26 Mapping the Beauty Within 35:51
The Buddha has provided us with a map called the Eightfold Noble Path that can lead us to the gate of the Deathless. With diligence, we can discover an unshakeable peace and directly experience the beauty that lies within us.
Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto
2011-11-20 I Sit Here in Blessing 10:58
How can we care for ourselves and each other, using our formal meditation practice as a template for daily living? As we sit for meditation, mark an intuitive pathway through painful, burdensome mind states, teaching the mind to purify itself with every breath. Gradually, we overcome our sufferings. We glimpse the peace, happiness, clarity and freedom of heart that are within our reach.
Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto
2011-10-14 Bhikkhuni Pioneers 35:39
Ayya Medhanandi offers a historical perspective on the bhikkhuni tradition as well as insights on how to live with compassion in the world. She describes how the monastic communal experience provides abundant opportunities for the exploration of personal and collective aspirations to fulfill the goals of the Eightfold Noble Path and end suffering.
Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery

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