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October Almsgiving Ceremony

“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

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A New Bhikkhuni

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

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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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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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