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Vesak Meditation Retreat 2013

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage celebrated Vesak – the birth, enlightenment and passing away of the Buddha, this year with a two day non-residential meditation retreat on Friday, 24th of May and Saturday, 25th of May. On Wednesday, … Continue reading

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The Bodhi Tree

by Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni On the afternoon of Sunday, 28th of April, a few of us gathered together to transfer the Bodhi Tree from its pot into a bigger pot. I am trying to find an appropriate word for this specific … Continue reading

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Ayya Vayama’s 28th Ordination Anniversary

by Bhikkhuni Seri Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni went forth and ordained as a Ten Precept nun on 17th of March 1985 at Parappaduwa Nuns Island, Dodanduwa, in Sri Lanka. Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni’s preceptor was Venerable Piyaratana and her teacher was Ayya Khema. … 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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Happy New Year 2013

by Bhikkhuni Seri Happy New Year to all  our friends and supporters of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. At Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage, we welcomed the Year 2013 in  perfect hermit style! We toasted the sunset on New Year’s Eve with red apple and … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Weekend In October – 60th Birthday Celebration

by Bhikkhuni Seri Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage put on a Birthday Celebration to honour Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni’s sixtieth birthday on Sunday, 28th October 2012. This was Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni’s actual birth date. The celebration started in the afternoon at 2pm. In spite of Ayya … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Weekend In October – Offering Of Robe Material

by Bhikkhuni Seri On Sunday, 28th October 2012, we had a simple Offering  Of Robe Material Ceremony in the presence of 25 lay supporters, to mark the End of the Rains (Vassa) 2012 at Patacara Bhiikhuni Hermitage. Ayya Vayama’s cousin, Karina, and Aunty Shirley, Karina’s … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Weekend In October – Paritta Chanting Night

by Bhikkhuni Seri The Paritta chanting and meditation  started at 7.00pm  on Saturday, 27th October, on the eve of Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni’s 60th Birthday. The beautiful lights were twinkling and glowing throughout the evening at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. We started the evening … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Weekend In October – The Setting Up

by Bhikkhuni Seri In our journey, we often only focus on the goal, the destination, and we miss out on the joy and laughter along the way. Sometimes we tend to waste our time and throw our life away by rushing around chasing … Continue reading

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An Auspicious Weekend In October – Foreword

by Bhikkhuni Seri All of us at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage celebrated Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni’s 60th birthday with ‘An Auspicious Weekend’ of Paritta Chanting on Saturday night, 27th October, Offering of Robe Material Ceremony and the Metta Birthday Celebrations on Sunday, 28th October 2012. … Continue reading

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