Author Archives: Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni

Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 26 : Pavarana ceremony at ED

STORY 26 – PAVARANA CEREMONY AT ED by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri was determined and zealous in carrying out her responsibilities and duties as a bhikkhuni. She was admitted to Palliative Care at Home in June 2021. … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday : Story 25 : The radiant smile

STORY 25 – THE RADIANT SMILE by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni All the lay supporters, volunteers, health professionals and support workers loved to come to Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage and loved to see Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri – her beautiful smile, radiating … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 24 : Gratitude

STORY 24 – GRATITUDE by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri remembered all the positive, kind and generous actions and incidents of people. She also treasured the generous offerings that she received. She remembered the name of the donors … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 23 : Bhava

STORY 23 – BHAVA by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni I loved to go for walks in the bush at the monastery with Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri. It was a great opportunity to learn about the environment that I lived in and … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 22 : The fly in the spider web

STORY 22 – THE FLY IN THE SPIDER WEB by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Have you ever heard a fly caught in a spider web? I heard the buzzing sound for the first time when I was working with Ayya Vayama … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 21 : Thank you

STORY 21 – THANK YOU by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni When Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri could still speak, she always said “thank you” to me every night before she went to bed. I told her I knew in my heart that … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 20 : “You look very nice”

STORY 20 – “YOU LOOK VERY NICE” by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri was very observant. She would notice and be aware of small changes or details of the surrounding environment and people. She noticed new hairstyles that … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 19 : The insects in the blue water lily pod

STORY 19 – THE INSECTS IN THE BLUE WATER LILY POD by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni I remembered Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri’s compassion, care and kindness to all beings, even the very small beings around her. In the monastery I saw … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 18 : Grandma

STORY 18 – GRANDMA by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri had offered a lot of valuable advice and coaching to me regarding how to interact with Grandma gently and how to prepare my 98-year-old Grandma for her impending … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 17 : Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka 2012

STORY 17 – PILGRIMAGE TO SRI LANKA 2012 by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni We went on a pilgrimage to Sri Lanka in 2012. Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri had already been diagnosed with MSA – Multi System Atrophy. She had difficulty walking. … Continue reading

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