Author Archives: Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Inner Disarmament

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

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Through the Dark Night

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

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The Dhamma of Snow

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

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A Winter Blessing

 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

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Chant, Breathe, Trust

At dusk, our home grown stupa alight after a memorial to dear friend Martin Edge. We chant, breathe, reflect and renew our trust. Listening to the sky touching earth and its echo in the mind dissolving within itself. Ayyā Medhānandī … Continue reading

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The Dhamma of Drought

September 18th was to be a full moon time alms-giving ceremony to honour our ancestral mother – the Buddha’s surrogate mother – Arahant Mahapajapati Gotami Mahatheri. That is no longer possible for us. Under the present conditions, we are unable … Continue reading

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Summer Sunday Meditations

Our summer Sunday Meditations are held once a month through the fall. We welcome you to join us for chanting, meditation and a Dhamma teaching from 1-3 pm on these Sundays: October 16th: Off Grid, On Track November 13th: Saving Grace

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