Ayya Medhanandi

Ayya Medhanandi: Ever Present Refuge: The Value of Death, Jan 3 2021 052

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: Ever Present Refuge: The Nimitta of Suffering, Jan 3 2021 051

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: Ever Present Refuge: The Basis for Our Happiness Jan 3 2021 050

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.