The fragrance of flowers blows only with the prevailing winds, but the fragrance of virtue pervades all directions.
Author Archives: Sati Saraniya Hermitage
“Blessed are they who sever the ties of hatred, and, with a tranquil heart, cultivate the way beyond suffering.” Our ‘Vassa’ has been blessed with abundant rains and many wonderful beings in our forest. As the Vassa comes to an … Continue reading
We all remember our dear Dhamma sister, Ayya Ahimsa, who spent four years helping our community, training as a nun, and growing in the Dhamma at Sati Saraniya Hermitage before moving to Aloka Vihara, California. On August 26th, she took … Continue reading
French Version: Désarmement Intérieur On one occasion two and a half millenia ago, the Buddha was walking alone through a forest in India when a bandit who had killed nine hundred and ninety-nine people chased him at top-speed. Even though … Continue reading
Revering the jewel of the Buddha, our greatest treasure and resource, unequalled in this universe, immeasurable, the supreme, excellent protection that benefits gods and humans – By the power of the Buddha, may you be safe, may all dangers be … Continue reading
French version: Le Dharma de la Neige One winter we had quite a lot of snow. In April, we were still navigating from building to building through narrow pathways dug into snow several feet high. The days were quite bright … Continue reading
The Ratana Sutta chant, Verses on the Treasures of the Dhamma: Visakha, the Buddha’s devotee, reflects on her generosity to the Sangha: “When I remember it, I shall be glad. When I am glad, I shall be happy. When my … Continue reading