Tag Archives: Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri

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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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 12 : Pushing the garbage

STORY 12 – PUSHING THE GARBAGE by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni In the initial stage of my life in the monastery, once a week, we used to pack the car with bags of garbage and then drive them up to the … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 11 : Did you ask for permission ?

STORY 11 – DID YOU ASK FOR PERMISSION? by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni In the early days of the monastery, Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni used to lead us in building embankments and re-enforcing the slopes with rocks to minimize erosion from the … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 10 : Did I turn the switch to the left or right ?

STORY 10 – DID I TURN THE SWITCH TO THE LEFT OR RIGHT? by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni This was a teaching from Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri during my first Rains retreat at the monastery in 2002. We were sitting in … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 9 : The tree log across the brook

STORY 9 – THE TREE LOG ACROSS THE BROOK by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni When I first arrived at the monastery as an anagarikaa, Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri took the new anagarikaas for walks in the bush. The aim was to … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 8 : The crocked clock

STORY 8 – THE CROOKED CLOCK by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni During my first Rains retreat at the monastery in 2002, I was rostered on shrine duty. I was quite slow in completing my tasks and I had to quickly put … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 7 : The ant mound

STORY 7 – THE ANT MOUND by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni During my first walk as anagarikaa around the monastery, Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri took us to see the boundaries of the monastery’s property. When we were walking along the fire … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 6 : Blessings

STORY 6 – BLESSINGS by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri had a beautiful chanting voice. Whenever there was a controlled burn or hazard reduction burn at the monastery, Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri always informed the residents at the … Continue reading

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Remembering Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri on Her 70th Birthday – Story 5 : This is a light house

STORY 5 – THIS IS A LIGHT HOUSE by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni As a lay supporter of Dhammasara Nuns’ monastery, I used to enjoy the reflections that Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri shared before Dana. The following is one of such … Continue reading

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