A Week of Silent Meditation in August

Join us for a week of silent vipassana meditation lead by Ayya Medhanandi and sponsored by Satipanna Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) from August 9-16, 2019. The venue for the retreat is Chapin Mill, a beautiful 135 acre purpose-built Buddhist meditation center run by the…

Ayyā Medhānandī’s 70th – A Day of Sharing Gratitude

Please join us for Ayyā Medhānandī’s 70th birthday on Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019.  It is also our 10th anniversary in the forests of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage and our 11th year in Canada. Luang Por Viradhammo will join us for this special day along with…

Ajahn Candasiri’s Visit

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Dutiyampi – A New Anagārikā

On Mother’s Day, May 12, 2019, near the time of Vesakh, the community at Sati Sāraniya Hermitage conducted an ordination ceremony for Anagārikā Jayasārā, Eleonora Monti from Italy. We were deeply honoured to have Ajahn Candasiri with us for the occasion and to share…

THE NET OF OUR LONGING

As vast as the seas and the skies –our minds reach out beyond thisweb of life,wandering farin search of a beauty that will last. This too we must foregofor all we find are fragments caught in the net of our longing. And yet, and…

White Robes & Shaved Head

On an unusually warm winter afternoon, the last Sunday of November, many of us gathered together in the Temple to witness Anagārikā Kusalā (Lori Elling) enter the holy life as a postulant at Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage. Reflecting on the auspiciousness of this occasion, we…

At the Core of the Coreless

Audio Version – Ayyā Medhānandī Breakfast Reflections I’ve talked quite a bit about the tornado and the eye of the tornado. And I spoke more about the winds circling around the eye than the eye itself.  We tend to measure the speed and direction…

Blessed by Ajahn Sucitto

In mid-September, we were blessed to welcome Ajahn Sucitto to Sati Saraniya Hermitage for a joyful sharing of the Dhamma. We marvelled at the benevolent impact of his wise, gracious presence on our inner well-being, and how – both during and long after his…

Almsgiving Sept. 30th, 2018

“The revival of the bhikkhuni tradition is…the most significant development for the Theravada tradition of the 21st century.”  Bhikkhu Analayo With respect to the bhikkhu ordinations at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery on Sept. 16th, we have delayed our annual almsgiving ceremony this year to September…

Historical Moments

This year our community was blessed with a Spring visit from Ayya Tathaloka Mahatheri and Ayya Niyyanika of Dhammadharini Monastery in Penngrove, California. Since Ayya Anuruddha and Ayya Niyyanika were both ordained as bhikkhunis at Dhammadharini with Ayya Tathaloka as their preceptor on Dec….