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Online Meditation Retreat with Ayya Medhanandi

August 24 - August 28

Our daily schedule will include personal morning meditation, 4 online group sittings each day with guidance, and a Dharma talk every evening. Attend full-time or part-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 Therav?da Buddhist Community, Ayya returned to her native Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage.


Tuesday, August 24:
7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Group meditation with Dharma talk

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

Saturday, August 28:
7:00 – 8:30 a.m. Personal sitting (optional)
9:00 – 10:40 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.)

Please make your donation between August 9 and August 30.Your Donation

SIMT is a registered non-profit charity; tax deductible receipts are issued at year’s end. Thank you for your support.


For this online retreat, join us on Zoom using the Sign In button below. Please sign in 5 minutes before the meeting.

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