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2017/05/28 Ayya Medhanandi Audio Day Two

The following files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria during a weekend retreat presented by Ayya Medhanandi.

 

2017/05/27 Ayya Medhanandi Audio Day One

The following files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria during a retreat presented by Ayya Medhanandi on the 27th and 28th of May 2017.

 

2017/04/30 Tuere Sala Retreat audio files

The following audio files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria during a one day retreat presented by Tuere Sala from Seattle.

 

2017/05/27 Weekend Retreat with Ayya Medhanandi

Retreat with Ayya Medhanandi
May 27/28 2017
Goward House,  2495 Arbutus Road, Victoria, BC
Saturday 9:00 to 4:30 pm;  Sunday 9:00 – 4:00 pm

Online Registration open. Register here.

Three Faces of Mindfulness:
Effort, Purity and Insight

Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada Buddhist monastery for women in Perth, Ontario.  She began a spiritual quest in childhood that led her to a long retreat in Myanmar (Burma) in 1987.  The following year, she requested full ordination as a bhikkhuni from her preceptor, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita. This was not yet possible for Theravada Buddhist women. Instead, he granted her 10-precept novice vows on condition that she take them for life.
After a military coup, she left Myanmar to train with the Thai Forest Sangha at Amaravati, UK and ten years later moved to New Zealand, and then SE Asia.  In 2007, having been an alms mendicant nun for nearly 20 years, she received bhikkhuni ordination in Taiwan.  In 2008, on invitation from the Ottawa Buddhist Society and Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community, Ayya returned to her native Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage.

Please join us for this opportunity to be with Ayya Medhanandi.

There will be periods of silent sitting and walking meditation and teachings throughout the day.

This retreat is suitable for beginner or experienced meditators.

The retreat and teachings are offered freely.

At the retreat, there will be an opportunity to offer financial contributions to the Hermitage, a registered charity, and to VictoriaIMS for operational costs.

2019/03/19 Howard Cohn Day two audio

The following files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria during a weekend retreat presented by Howard Cohn.

 

2017/03/18 Howard Cohn Retreat day one audio

The following files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria during a weekend retreat presented by Howard Cohn.

 

2017/03/17 Howard Cohn Friday Talk

The following audio files were recorded at Goward House in Victoria of the 17th of March, 2017. Howard Cohn gave the dharma talk followed by a question period.

 

Cowichan Bay Home Group

Cowichan Bay Home Group
Hosted by Jill Jones at her home.

Tues mornings 10 am
Weds Evenings at 6 pm.

Jill follows the Mahasi Theravada Tradition.
Please email or call.
jilljones83@hotmail.co.uk
788 422-3317