“Joy, Beauty, and Benefit of Kalyanamitta” with Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī
Please join PFOD in welcoming Ayyā Medhānandī Bhikkhunī, founder and guiding teacher of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage in Perth, Ontario, on Dec. 31 for a daylong of meditation and Dhamma reflections. Ayyā will be Zooming in for the day, and attendees are welcome to attend remotely online or gather together at the Portland Dhamma Center to view Ayyā on a large-screen TV.
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Meeting ID: 860 5213 9937
The Joy, Beauty, and Benefit of Spiritual Friendship (Pali: Kalyanamitta)
10 a.m. Requesting the Five Precepts, Meditation, Dhamma Reflection
12 p.m. Break for lunch
1 p.m. Dhamma Reflections and Questions
3 p.m. Chanting and Close
You’ll be able to enter and leave the daylong as works best for you. All participants will be muted throughout the event. Questions will be accepted in the chat box and shared with Ayyā. Talks will be posted on our website. (This can take several weeks.) Please refrain from eating, drinking or walking around while visually online.
About Ayyā Medhānandī
Ayyā Medhānandī is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage, a Theravāda forest monastery established in her native Canada in 2007. Her meditation experience spans 53 years, 35 of them as an alms-mendicant nun. She was given sāmaņeri (novice) ordination by Sayadaw U Pandita in Myanmar in March 1988. Nearly 20 years later, she fulfilled her long-held wish for full ordination as a bhikkhunī in Taiwan, joining the wave of pioneer women restoring the Theravāda Bhikkhunī Saņgha in our era.
Dana: Support for Ayyā’s livelihood
Ayyā and her monastery are completely supported by our donations (dana in pali). If you would like to help assure her and her monastery’s wellbeing, click here. Thank you!
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