Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Latest Episodes

Feast of Patience
June 11, 2021

Can we not give vent to the wanting mind, not blame conditions nor allow discontentment to grow? Develop patience and persevere on the path. Know things as they are and accept them. Patience is the highest austerity. So change gears, and move away from...

Wilderness Traveller
June 11, 2021

A dear friend, Malini Weerasooriya, was a worthy example to us of a daughter of the Buddha. Fearless, patient and joyous throughout her pains as she neared death, she embodied one who had found the way out of the wilderness of the mind driven...

Virtue Goes Full Circle
June 04, 2021

Virtue creates a force in the heart, a field of goodness, from generosity to joy to enlightenment. Bring each moment back to awareness. Once there is joy in the heart, the mind finds ease to go to its depths. Be your own doctor, self-examine,...

The Teacher is Present – Vesak Joy and Dhamma Refuge
May 28, 2021

To celebrate the Buddha’s life is to be his disciple in enlightenment. Every day becomes a day of Vesak when we emulate the Buddha’s virtues and follow his gradual training in Dhamma-Vinaya and spiritual warrior-ship. We vow to purify the mind,

Spiritual Athlete
May 21, 2021

Every Canadian knows Terry Fox, a teenage athlete who lost his leg to cancer, continued to train as a runner and ran across Canada with one leg before he succumbed to his illness. His mission was to raise money for cancer research so others...

We Will Arrive – Beating a Path to Awakening
May 14, 2021

How can we beat a path to awakening? Meditate and develop deep, wise insight, training like a spiritual athlete in this new millenium. Like making a trail in dense forest, walk it again and again, with strong determination, truly knowing,

The Torah and Triple Gem
May 07, 2021

An autobiographical portrait of Ayya Medhanandi’s life, from her meeting with her first teacher in India in her early twenties to her career as a nutritionist and going forth to become a Theravada Buddhist nun.

Delusion is Not the Way Out
April 30, 2021

How can we have compassion for others without falling apart? The Buddha’s path of awakening teaches us how to disarm our internal armour, to be harmless. This will be for us a true basis for following precepts and thereby developing enough inner quiet ...

The bricks and mortar of forgiveness
April 23, 2021

A short reflection on forgiveness – what we can do when we just can’t forgive?  How do we deal with difficult past relationships when forgiveness seems impossible?  If we can examine our expectations in relationship and our capacity to forgive when oth...

On the wings of the breath
April 16, 2021

Using the breath to move into the silent space in the heart and attentively following its rhythm, the breath becomes our whole world. We let go of all objects that arise, all thought, as we stay present and aware in the simple current of...