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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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2009-03-18 Fierce Gifts 36:07
How do we overcome obstacles on the path? An obstacle can, in fact, provide a doorway into the opening of the heart. You can learn to be a spiritual ally to yourself and to others by cultivating loving-kindness and compassion. A talk given during a 10 day Ottawa Buddhist Society retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph convent in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 2009.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-03-17 Niagara Falls 14:25
How can we become more aware of a thought arising? It seems like an underlying reservoir of thoughts is waiting to bubble up and flow just like Niagara Falls. By gently observing but not clinging to these thoughts, we can learn to train our focus on the present moment. Sustained pure attention like the unstoppable flow of the immense falls has a dramatic cleansing effect on the heart with equally transformative power. A talk given during an Ottawa Buddhist Society retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 2009.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-03-16 Barefoot and Empty-handed 47:58
How can we become more aware of a thought arising? It seems like an underlying reservoir of thoughts is waiting to bubble up and flow just like Niagara Falls. By gently observing but not clinging to these thoughts, we can learn to train our focus on the present moment. The continuity of our pure attention like the unstoppable flow of the immense waterfalls has a dramatic cleansing effect on the heart with equally transformative power.  A talk given during an Ottawa Buddhist Society retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 2009.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2009-03-15 Through the Eye of the Needle 51:02
What happens when we sit in a sacred space and can empty and purify ourselves? We are able to taste only sacredness, to experience another level of being that is vast and without boundaries, to be in awe of the wondrous quality of the pure heart. A talk given during a 10 day retreat at the Sisters of St. Joseph Convent, Pembroke, Ontario, Canada in 2009.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
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
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-12-03 Medicine Heart - Guided Meditation 14:40
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-11-26 Miracle of the Breath - Beginner’s Guided Meditation 17:31
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations
2008-11-19 Ethical Connection 27:33
Hospice
Sati Saraniya Hermitage Hospice Talks and Guided Meditations

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