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Online Meditation Retreat with Ayya Medhanandi

August 18 - August 22

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with Ayya Medhanandi

Our daily schedule will include personal morning meditation, four online group sittings each day with guidance, and a Dharma talk every evening. Attend part-time or full-time.

Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni
This retreat will be led by Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni, founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage. The daughter of Eastern European refugees who emigrated to Montreal after World War II, she began a spiritual quest in childhood that led her east to India in her twenties and later to Burma, where she took samaneri ordination in 1988 with Sayadaw U Pandita as preceptor.

With his blessings she eventually returned to the west to train in the Ajahn Chah lineage, but it was not until 2007 that Ayya fulfilled her long-held wish for full bhikkhuni ordination in Taiwan. In 2008, on invitation from the Ottawa Buddhist Society and Toronto Theravada Buddhist Community, Ayya returned to her native Canada to establish Sati Sara?iya Hermitage.


Tuesday, August 18:

  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Group meditation with Dharma talk

Wednesday to Friday:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Personal sitting (optional)
  • 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. Group sitting with Ayya
  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Group sitting with Ayya
  • 2:45 – 3:30 p.m. Personal sitting (optional)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. Group sitting with Ayya
  • 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Group meditation with Dharma talk

Saturday, August 22:

  • 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Personal sitting (optional)
  • 9:00 – 10:40 a.m. Group sitting and Q&A


There is no set registration fee for this retreat. However, please consider making a donation. Your donation will help us to continue to offer Dharma teachings.

SIMT will offer your Dana to Sati Saraniya Hermitage. (SIMT will retain a small percentage to cover administration and registration.)

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