Author Archives: Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri

Dear friends, I would like to inform you that Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri passed away peacefully on Saturday 20th November at 4.25pm. I will let you know regarding funeral arrangements after it has been finalised. Please do not contact me … Continue reading

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Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri’s funeral service

Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri (Sister Vayama) passed away peacefully at home at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage, Jane Brook, Western Australia on Saturday 20 November 2021. Funeral service and cremation service on Saturday 27 November 2021 Her funeral service will be at … Continue reading

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The End of Rains Cloth Offering Ceremony 2021

Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage held the End of Rains Cloth Offerings ceremony on Saturday 23rd October 2021. About 38 people participated in the event. This year Manel and Eddy Fernando offered the End of Rains Cloth to the bhikkhunis of Patacara … Continue reading

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Entry into Rains Ceremony 25th July 2021

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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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