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Spiritual Warriors by Bhikkhuni Seri

I would like to share with you the transcription of a Dhamma reflections that I offered at Dhammaloka Buddhist Centre,  The Buddhist Society of Western Australia, on 19th October 2012. SPIRITUAL WARRIORS Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa Namo Tassa Bhagavato Arahato Sammasambuddhassa Namo … Continue reading

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Spring at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni We emerged from our Rains Retreat 2012 on 1st October. We are very grateful to our supporters who offered us  the requisites during the Rains Retreat. May we share the merits of our practice with you for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Ayya Seri’s Ten Year Anniversary

by Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Ten years ago, on the 23rd June 2002, Ayya Seri,  then known as Jui Li Poh, a retired pharmacist and naturopath from Leeming, Perth, entered monastic life. With a red streak in her hair and a gold … Continue reading

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Vesak Celebration at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage 2012

by Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri The preparations We started the final preparations for Vesak a day before the celebration. The work crew was running late due to the heavy rains and the bad traffic. I was getting the hall ready for the … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka 2012 – The People

Reflections by Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri Ajahn Vayama and myself went on a pilgrimage to Sri Lanka from 25th January to 7th February. I was touched and inspired by Sri Lanka, all the beautiful and auspicious sacred sites and especially the people, … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka 2012 – The Places

Reflections by Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri  I am sharing with you through the prism of a bhikkhuni who visited Sri Lanka for the first time. We visited the major sacred sites and monasteries: Sri Maha Bodhi, The Great Stupa-Ruwanweliseya and the Jetavana Stupa, and Aukana Buddha statue in Anuradhapura, Gal Vihara and … Continue reading

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The Year 2011 – by Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri

We are now coming to the end of  2011. We hope the new year will bring all the exciting new adventures, relationships, and fulfilment of our dreams. Most of all, we can start again by putting  the past behind us. Ajahn Vayama always … Continue reading

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Incorporation of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage 2011

The first meeting was held on the 13th March 2011. The meeting  to incorporate Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage was held on 26th April 2011. The aim of the incorporation is to provide support and aid for Ajahn Vayama and Venerable Seri, Buddhist … Continue reading

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Vesak Day 2011 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage

We celebrated the first Vesak at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage on 17th May 2011. We started the day with refuge and precepts led by Venerable Seri. We then transplanted the Bodhi Tree into the pot which is to be its temporary home … Continue reading

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End of Rains Ceremony 2011 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage

Ajahn Vayama and Venerable Seri completed their first Vassa, Rains retreat, at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage this year. On Friday, 28th October 2011, we conducted a small End of Rains Ceremony in the afternoon to mark the completion of the Vassa. We … Continue reading

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