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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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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 16 : One thing at a time

STORY 16 – ONE THING AT A TIME by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni This was a teaching that I received from my teacher ten years ago in 2012. There was a time I found a big tear in my robe. In … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 15 : The name ‘Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage’

STORY 15 -THE NAME ‘PATACARA BHIKKHUNI HERMITAGE’ by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri was always simple, precise, straight to the point and elegant with her choices of words. She gave the name ‘Dhammasara’ to the Nuns Monastery, ‘Jhana … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 14 : 7.00pmItis

STORY 14 -7.00pmITIS by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Theri After we left the monastery in 2010, we were facing much uncertainty, challenges, and difficulties. There was Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri’s degenerative neurological condition. We were also staying at my Grandma’s place … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 13 : The doorknobs

STORY 13 – THE DOORKNOBS by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Most of us rushing through life seldom stop for a moment to notice what is in front of us. When we go from point A to point B, we walk through … Continue reading

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