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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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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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Spring at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage

By Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni We emerged from our Rains Retreat 2012 on 1st October. We are very grateful to our supporters who offered us  the requisites during the Rains Retreat. May we share the merits of our practice with you for … Continue reading

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Celebrating Ayya Seri’s Ten Year Anniversary

by Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Ten years ago, on the 23rd June 2002, Ayya Seri,  then known as Jui Li Poh, a retired pharmacist and naturopath from Leeming, Perth, entered monastic life. With a red streak in her hair and a gold … Continue reading

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Vesak Celebration at Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage 2012

by Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri The preparations We started the final preparations for Vesak a day before the celebration. The work crew was running late due to the heavy rains and the bad traffic. I was getting the hall ready for the … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka 2012 – The People

Reflections by Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri Ajahn Vayama and myself went on a pilgrimage to Sri Lanka from 25th January to 7th February. I was touched and inspired by Sri Lanka, all the beautiful and auspicious sacred sites and especially the people, … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to Sri Lanka 2012 – The Places

Reflections by Venerable Bhikkhuni Seri  I am sharing with you through the prism of a bhikkhuni who visited Sri Lanka for the first time. We visited the major sacred sites and monasteries: Sri Maha Bodhi, The Great Stupa-Ruwanweliseya and the Jetavana Stupa, and Aukana Buddha statue in Anuradhapura, Gal Vihara and … Continue reading

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