OBS Activity Calendar

 

 

 

 

May
3
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Nimmala – May 3, 2019 @ Quaker House
May 3 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyya Nimmala has been deeply inspired by the teachings of Ajahn Chah, and began training as a Theravada Buddhist nun in 2008, at Sati Saraniya Hermitage, with Ayya Medhanandi as her teacher. She received higher ordination as a bhikkhuni in 2011. In 2015, she co-edited the third edition of the Bhikkhuni Patimokkha, a Pali-English vinaya booklet, with Ayya Tathaaloka.

May
17
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – May 17, 2019 @ Quaker House
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.

May
18
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – May 18, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
May 18 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Ayya Medhanandi (1949- ) is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women. The daughter of East European WW II refugees who emigrated to Montreal, she began a spiritual quest in childhood that led her to India, Burma, UK, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and finally back to Canada. In 1988, at the Mahasi retreat centre in Yangon, Myanmar, Ayya requested full bhikkhuni ordination from her teacher, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita. This was not yet possible in Theravada Buddhism. Instead, Sayadaw gave her 10-precept ordination on condition that she keep her vows for life. When a military coup closed Myanmar to foreigners, Sayadaw blessed her to join the Ajahn Chah Thai Sangha at Amaravati, UK. Ten years later, Ayya felt called to practice as a hermit nun in New Zealand for 6 years and later in SE Asia. In 2007, after nearly 20 years as a novice nun, she received bhikkhuni ordination at Ling Quan Chan Monastery in Keelung, Taiwan; and, in 2008, invited by Ottawa and Toronto Theravada Buddhist societies, she returned to Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage.

Jun
21
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – June 21, 2019 @ Quaker House
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.

Jun
22
Sat
Day of Mindfulness with Ayya Medhanandi – June 22, 2019 @ Tu-An Pagoda (Vietnamese Buddhist Temple)
Jun 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

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Ayya Medhanandi (1949- ) is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women. The daughter of East European WW II refugees who emigrated to Montreal, she began a spiritual quest in childhood that led her to India, Burma, UK, New Zealand, Malaysia, Taiwan, and finally back to Canada. In 1988, at the Mahasi retreat centre in Yangon, Myanmar, Ayya requested full bhikkhuni ordination from her teacher, Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita. This was not yet possible in Theravada Buddhism. Instead, Sayadaw gave her 10-precept ordination on condition that she keep her vows for life. When a military coup closed Myanmar to foreigners, Sayadaw blessed her to join the Ajahn Chah Thai Sangha at Amaravati, UK. Ten years later, Ayya felt called to practice as a hermit nun in New Zealand for 6 years and later in SE Asia. In 2007, after nearly 20 years as a novice nun, she received bhikkhuni ordination at Ling Quan Chan Monastery in Keelung, Taiwan; and, in 2008, invited by Ottawa and Toronto Theravada Buddhist societies, she returned to Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage.

Jul
5
Fri
Friday Evening Meeting with Ayya Medhanandi – July 5, 2019 @ Quaker House
Jul 5 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Ayya MedhanandiAyyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage, a Theravada forest monastery for women.