Retreat with Ayya Medhanandi (Residential, Chapin Mill)
August 9 - August 16
led by Ayya Medhanandi
with Jim Bedard and Randall Baker
Satipañña Insight Meditation Toronto is honoured that our August 2019 residential retreat will be led by Ayya Medhanandi Bhikkhuni.
Ayya Medhanandi is the founder and abbess of Sati Saraniya Hermitage near Perth, Ontario. A native of Montreal, she was ordained as a ten-precept Buddhist nun in Myanmar in 1988, has lived and practised in monasteries in England, North America, New Zealand and Asia and has many years of teaching experience. After 19 years as a nun, she received bhikkhuni ordination in Taiwan and returned to Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage, the first Canadian Theravada Buddhist monastic residence for bhikkhunis (fully ordained women).
- Starts on Friday, August 9 at 7 pm
(Please note that participants are asked to arrive between 2 pm and 5 pm)
- Ends on Friday, August 16 at noon
Because this retreat is led by a monastic, please follow these dress guidelines, out of respect for the monastic vows and commitments:
- Wear loose-fitting clothing.
- Pants or long skirts or dresses are fine (no shorts or leggings, please).
- Avoid sleeveless shirts and tops (including tank tops), and those with low necklines. Sleeves that cover the shoulders are fine.
- Avoid torn or ripped clothing.
Also, because many people with allergies can be seriously affected by scents, please refrain from wearing any scented products. These would include perfumes, lotions, oils, and so on, whether natural or artificial.
- SIMT supporter: $675
- Regular: $750
Fees cover retreat and administration expenses and do not include Dana (donations) for the teachers. Payment prior to the retreat ensures placement. Please note that payment is non-refundable. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Chapin Mill Retreat Center
8603 Seven Springs Rd., Batavia, NY
(just 2.5 hours from Toronto)