Ajahn Punnadhammo on Buddhist cosmology

We were blessed with a Spring day visit by Ajahn Punnadhammo from Arrow River Monastery in Thunder Bay during his break between teaching retreats in Peterborough and Ottawa.  A joyful group of supporters gathered from Ottawa and Perth to offer the dana meal and…

Sayadaw U Pandita

With palms on my heart, I remember and pay homage to a very rare and great being – Sayādaw U Pandita-bhivamsa of Burma – Theravāda Buddhist meditation master, teacher of teachers and practitioners and great spiritual warrior who left an indelible legacy of the…

Winter Without Discontent

Winter’s silent retreat – a time for contemplating the ways of the world, the mind, and the way of peace.  In a world full of fear, fear need not be an obstacle. We can approach it with the mind of a doctor, inquisitive, attentive,…

Practical Abhidhamma Course

We are pleased to inform you that Rob Moult’s Practical Abhidhamma Course is now available free online in book form. This is the digital version of the Practical Abhidhamma workshop Rob taught at Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage in Oct0ber, 2015. The course on the Abhidhamma,…

Sāmaņerī Anuruddhā’s Pabbajja Ceremony

We are blessed to have a new sāmaņerī Buddhist nun. On September 13, 2015, with great joy we gathered for Sāmaņerī Anuruddhā’s pabbajja – ‘Going Forth’ ordination ceremony – in the meditation hall at Sati Saraniya Hermitage (to see the slideshow, click on any…

A Samaneri in September

“Although it is difficult to cross over the storm-swept sea of passion, those who live in accord with the well-taught Dhamma reach the other shore.” With great happiness, we would like to share with you the news of a samaneri ordination.  On Sunday, September…

Friendship with the Lovely

Continuing on the theme of noble friendship, in the Upaddha Sutta, Half of the Holy Life,  Samyutta Nikāya, 45.2, we read as follows: “Thus have I heard. On one occasion, the Blessed One was dwelling among the Sakyans in the town of Nāgaraka. Then…