Friday Talk 19 Sep 14 – Ayya Seri Bhikkhuni from Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage
On 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 anklet chain, who would have thought that she was a suitable candidate? But here she is today, a Bhikkhuni and a solid member of Patacara Bhikkhuni Hermitage. Not only that, but she cares for Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni, and is the guardian of her ninety-six year-old grandmother. She specialises in Vinaya, the code of conduct and rules of Bhikkhunis. In fact she has memorised the whole of the Bhikkhuni Vinaya in Pali. Recitation of the Bhikkhuni Vinaya takes about two hours, and is only done in full each fortnight if there are at least four Bhikkhunis present.
EBC 2015: Karma and Rebirth in Early Buddhism
In 2015 the BSWA will hold another Early Buddhism Course, to follow on from the successful course held in 2013. Whereas the course in 2013 focussed on the identification of the early Buddhist texts and some of their general content, the course in 2015 will focus specifically on karma and rebirth.
As in 2013, the course will be held at Dhammaloka Centre once a month, on Sundays between 12.30 and 6.30 p.m.
The course will be led by Bhante Sujato and Ajahn Brahmali, and from January to June it will take the place of the Sutta Class which is normally held on the fourth Sunday of the month.
More information and likely schedule:
4-part Lovingkindness meditation course starts in Armadale on Tuesday 16th September
On Tuesday, 16, 23rd and 30th September and 7th October 2014, lovingkindness (metta) meditation will be taught at the Armadale group. it will start at 7 PM each night and finish at 8.40pm. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. Each week will build upon the week before and so you are encouraged to come to week one and to stay for the whole series.
All you need is kindfulness
Our Bodhinyana Secretary has compiled a lovely video and accompanying book that is available for download. Click Read more... to access the PDF.
Acupuncture Clinic Every Thursday from 11-4pm
Dear friends, just to let you know that we have an acupuncture clinic at Dhammaloka every Thursday from 11am to 4pm run by John Ross.
Ajahn Brahm's 9-Day Retreat Booking
Starts from 6pm on 29th August (Friday) for Full Members
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Ajahn Brahm in London, Hamburg & Canada
Ajahn Brahm will be in London on 15th, 16th and 29th of October; Canada from 17th-23th October and Hamburg from 24th-27th October 2014
Friday Night Speakers during the Rains Retreat in Dhammaloka
September 5th Ven Amaranatho – a wandering monk, Theravada Tradition