03 Ayya Medhanandi at the Frontier of Harmlessness or, Chop Off the Head of Mara, Dec 12, 2021 episode 109
01 Ayya Medhanandi: On the Threshold of Pure Presence – Guided Meditation, Dec. 12, 2021, episode 107
Ayya Medhanandi continues with the daylong session of the Ever Present Refuge. Death may serve as a reminder of impermanence as well as an encouragement to learn the Dhamma and find the unconditioned.
Ayya Medhanandi begins by asking those assembled what is the most pressing issue now. She leads us to seeing the wisdom of being present in the moment as a refuge from the worldly winds and suffering. While she recognized that there has been great suffering this past year, she pointed out that suffering, in fact, allows us to learn the Dhamma. Our true home is the place within us unperturbed by the conditioned.
Ayya Medhanandi teaches Portland Friends of the Dhamma for the first time in a daylong session. The theme was Ever Present Refuge. In this recording she introduces the precepts as the foundation for building happiness.