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Vesak Celebration 2016 – Vesak Meditation Day

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage conducted a Vesak Meditation Day on Saturday, 21st May 2016 to celebrate the birth, enlightenment and the passing away of the Buddha. It was inspiring to see all 22 participants attend the Vesak … Continue reading

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Vesak Celebration 2016 – The Preparation

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage was very grateful to the two groups of volunteers who came to prepare for the celebration of Vesak 2016. The first group came on Sunday afternoon, 15th May 2016. They cleaned, vacuumed and  dusted the Sala … Continue reading

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30 Years As A Nun – A Celebration : Publication of Talks

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni On 6th of December 2014, Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage held an afternoon tea to officially publish the DVD titled, “30 Years As A Nun” which contained the Dhamma talks offered by Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni at the Buddhist Society of Western … Continue reading

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Ajahn Vayama : 30 Years As A Nun : Special Edition

VENERABLE AJAHN VAYAMA: her years in Sri Lanka and thereafter by Nanda Pethiyagoda Wanasundera                         Venerable Ajahn Vayama when in her teens developed an interest in Buddhism through wide reading. Completing her university education in Sydney in social sciences, she … Continue reading

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Meditation Day on 5th of July 2014

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni On the 5th of July 2014, Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni conducted a Meditation Day to mark ten years since she went forth on 4th of July 2004. About 16 people participated on a beautiful sunny Saturday. On the … Continue reading

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Vesak Meditation Day 2014

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage celebrated Vesak Day on Tuesday, 13th of May with a day of quiet contemplation and meditation. Volunteers came to the Hermitage a few days before the Vesak Day celebration. We put up the … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2014

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni  On the 31st of December 2013 we had a small celebration at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage to welcome the Year 2014. We started  with an afternoon tea together. After the sun set at 7.26pm, we  toasted each other … Continue reading

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A sad note

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni After I emerged from my four-day solitary retreat in October, just before the Pavarana Day, I received the news that one of the monastic sisters had put down her robes. The monastic sister disrobed after twenty one years of wearing the robes. … Continue reading

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Rains Retreat 2013

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni On Pavarana Day, 19th October 2013, Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni completed her 29th Rains Retreat since she went forth  in Sri Lanka, and Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni completed her 10th Rains Retreat since she went forth in Perth. The … Continue reading

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Root Canal Treatment, Birthday Cake and a Death Anniversary

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Root canal treatment, birthday cake and a death anniversary seem like three very different things. However, I had personally experienced all three recently. At the begining of the year, I had root canal treatment on my front … Continue reading

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