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Historical Moments

In May of 2018, our community was blessed with a Spring visit from Ayya Tathaloka Mahatheri and Ayya Niyyanika of Dhammadharini Monastery in Penngrove, California.  Ayya Anuruddha and Ayya Niyyanika received their full ordination at Dhammadharini with Ayya Tathaloka as preceptor at Dhammadharini on…

Mothering: A Quintessential Quality of Practice

On May 13, 2018, we were blessed with a visit by Ajahn Amaro, abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, members of the Tisarana monastic community and many devotees who attended his Dhamma talk on Mothering: A Quintessential Quality of Practice. He spoke about the extraordinary…

Gratitude to Parents Day

On Sunday, April 22, 2017, with hardly a trace of the snow storms that had blanketed the area just 24 hours before we began, we held a special day of remembrance attended by nearly 120 members of the Tisarana Monastery and Sati Saraniya Hermitage…

Fulfilling the Buddha’s Legacy for Women

After a hiatus of a thousand years, Theravada Buddhism has been experiencing a true renaissance of the Bhikkhuni Sangha in North America.  On Dec. 3, 2017, Ayya Anuruddha together with Ayya Niyyanika received their full ordination as bhikkhunis in a beautiful ceremony at Dhammadharini…

Kathina 2017

This year three Sati Saraniya nuns attended the Kathina ceremony marking the end of Vassa 2017 with the bhikkhus of Hilda Jayawardena Temple in Ottawa, Ajahn Viradhammo and some 3 dozen monastics from all over USA and Canada. How uplifting it is to gather…

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 end, we welcome you…

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 the Buddha was walking…