To See At Last

Caught in quivering flames of fear too vulnerable to see or hear beyond blame and loss – I listen again to the Quiet. I stand empty at the altar of emptiness bowing to goodness to wisdom my singular refuge – the heart’s great compassion…

AYYĀ ANURUDDHĀ

Ayyā Anuruddhā,  of the United Kingdom, joined the Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage community in May, 2014. After her initial year as a postulant (anagārikā), she began her life as an alms mendicant nun in a sāmaņerī ordination ceremony held on September 13, 2014 with Ayyā…

AYYĀ NIMMALĀ

Ayyā Nimmalā Bhikkhunī, a native Canadian, began her journey into Buddhist monasticism by serving as a steward first at Birken Forest Monastery and later at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery where she was guided by dedicated teachers including Ajahn Viradhammo, Ajahn Sona and Ajahn Kusalo. Ayyā…

Ayyā Medhānandī

Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a forest monastery for women in the Theravāda tradition. The daughter of Eastern European refugees who emigrated to Montreal after World War II, she began a spiritual quest in childhood that…