Author Archives: Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni

Impermenance

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Theri The Buddha talked about the three characteristics of all phenomena, impermanence (anicca), non-self(anatta) and sufferings(dukkha). We experienced just that in the recent events. There are four residents at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage: Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri … Continue reading

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The End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2020

Photos by Havindra and Sahan. The End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2020 at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage was conducted on Sunday, 25th October. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic and the practice of social distancing, only 38 people were invited … Continue reading

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Preparation for the End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2020

Preparations and cleaning on Saturday 24th October. Photos by Havindra

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Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni : 35 Years As A Nun 2020

Written by Chrissie Anderson On the 17th of March this week it was an auspicious occassion for our dear Ajahn Vayama as this was the date she ordained as a Buddhist Nun in Sri Lanka 35 years ago. Previously to … Continue reading

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The End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2019

The End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2019 was conducted on Sunday 27th October. Over 40 people participated in the event. Manel Meegahege offered the End of Rains Cloth to the Bhikkhunis of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Both Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni … Continue reading

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Celebrating 10th Bhikkhuni Ordination Anniversary

On 22nd October 2019, about 40 invited members of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage attended a small gathering to celebrate the 10th Bhikkhuni Ordination Anniversary of Ayya Vayama  Bhikkhuni Theri and Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Theri. We started the evening with the paying … Continue reading

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15 Years As A Nun

    I went forth on 4th July 2004. The name ‘Seri’ means freedom, independence, – freedom from the defilements and taints, freedom from suffering. I love the name ‘Seri’. It reminds me of the goal of going forth, Nibbana. … Continue reading

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Bhikkhuni Ordination 2009 Photos

Photos by Zor and Prem

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Reflections on Ten Years as a Bhikkhuni – Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni

It is lovely to see the bhikkhuni sangha flourish.  From our efforts of ten years ago to now  many changes have happened. The main thing that I think would be useful for the bhikkhuni sangha to established in its own … Continue reading

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My Personal Reflections after the Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2009 – by Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni

It wasn’t until recent times, until after I had spent over twenty years as a ten precept nun, that bhikkhuni ordination in Australia became feasible. Women have had enough faith and fortitude to survive on the fringes of the Sangha … Continue reading

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