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Getting on board for liberation with the aloka vihara nuns

September 16 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

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An event every month that begins at 1:30pm on day Third of the month, repeating until December 16, 2018

On the Ten Perfections, with Ayye Anandabodhi and Santacitta.


This is a monthly class on the 10 Paramis (Perfections), taught by Ayye Anandabodhi and Santacitta of the Aloka Vihara. This class is dana based. All are welcome.

The Ten Perfections are:
Generosity (dana)
Moral conduct (sila)
Renunciation (nekkhamma)
Wisdom (paññā)
Energy (viriya)
Patience (khanti)
Truthfulness (sacca)
Determination (adhitthana)
Loving-kindness (metta)
Equanimity (upekkha)

AYYA ANANDABODHI first encountered the Buddha’s teachings in her early teens, igniting a deep interest in the Buddha’s Path of Awakening. She lived and trained as a nun in the Forest Tradition at AMARAVATI and CHITHURST monasteries in England from 1992 until 2009, when she moved to the US to help establish Aloka Vihara, a training monastery for women. Her practice and teaching are guided by early Buddhist scriptures and through nature’s pure and immediate Dhamma. In 2011 she took full Bhikkhuni Ordination, joining the growing number of women who are reclaiming this path given by the Buddha.

AYYA SANTACITTA was born in Austria and has a multifaceted background in hotel management, ethnology and avant-garde dance theatre. Her first teacher was Ajahn Buddhadasa, who sparked her interest in Buddhist monastic life. She has practiced meditation for almost 30 years and trained as a nun in both the East and West since 1993, primarily in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. Since meeting Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche in 2002, she also integrates Dzogchen teachings into her practice. Ayya Santacitta is co-founder of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, where she resides since 2009 and received Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2011. She is particularly interested in learning from nature and bringing faith traditions to the climate justice movement.


September 16
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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