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NOTE: Ordination of our Canadian Bhikkhuni-to-be on Dec. 3, 2017 is in California, USA

Dear Friends of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, We just sent out announcement about Samaneri Anuruddha’s bhikkhuni ordination on Dec. 3, 2017.  We just learned that some of you are planning to come to Sati Saraniya for the event!  Just to clarify, this event will take…

Meditation Practice in Toronto

Late November meditation practice opportunities: Ayyā Medhānandī will be leading three meditation events in Toronto: November 24-26, 2017, co-sponsored by Satipaññā Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) and the Therāvada Buddhist Community of Toronto (TBC).  All 3 sessions will be held at The Centre, 316 Dupont…

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…

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 prevented, and all your…

The Dhamma of Snow

French version: Le Dharma de la Neige One winter we had quite a lot of snow. In April, we were still navigating from building to building through narrow pathways dug into snow several feet high. The days were quite bright and sunny, and it…