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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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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 making a trail in dense forest, walk it again and again, with strong determination, truly knowing, and enduring difficulties to navigate beyond mental afflictions. Study the mind incisively and trust - we will arrive.
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
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2007-09-15 The Wilderness of Anger 69:48
Singapore Buddhist Temple Retreat
Sati Saraniya Hermitage
2007-04-05 Now in Session 39:14
Step by step instructions on developing your practice by beginning with close attention to your breath. You can overcome the five obstacles to your practice by investigating the characteristics of wanting, aversion, sleepiness, restlessness, and doubt as they arise. With curiosity and determination return again and again to the breath. A deep purification occurs and the mind becomes concentrated leading in time to the deep spiritual maturity of a calm, still, spacious mind. A talk given during a Theravada Buddhist Community retreat in Toronto, 2007.
Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community (TBC)
2007-03-14 Rescue Remedy 46:43
By practising awareness of your breath you will begin to understand your mental and physical processes and develop mindfulness. You will know what is happening as it happens, and you will be able to recognize a hindrance and turn it off. Spiritual regret for past unwholesome actions can develop and you will be able to abandon them and let go of a lifetime’s accumulation of baggage. A talk given at a 10 day Ottawa Buddhist Society retreat at the Galilee Centre, Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.
Ottawa Buddhist Society
2007-03-12 Ethical Footprint 27:47
How can we calm the mind in order to not be overwhelmed by thoughts and emotions? We can learn to live skillfully by realizing how the mind and body really work. Don’t be angry with your anger, don’t be caught up with your desires, don’t be overwhelmed by your delusion. But, go beyond and find an island of peace that can result in the ethical perfection that is known as enlightenment. A talk given during an Ottawa Buddhist Society 10 day retreat in Arnprior, Ontario, Canada.
Sati Saraniya Hermitage

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