Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Latest Episodes

November 12, 2021

Are you watching your breath or watching your opinions? It is not enough to just watch the breath; you must reflect closely on what is arising. Come to the truth of the way things are by identifying a

An Island Beyond Which We Cannot Go
November 05, 2021

The Buddha gives us lessons in emptiness. We are compelled to trust so completely to be able to truly receive these teachings, surrendering to the Dhamma, offering everything. We bless each step, harv

Gatekeeper Mindfulness
October 29, 2021

When we clear the mind of obstacles, we gain a special skill in developing samadhi. Mindfulness is the gatekeeper enabling the burning away of the defilements. There in the clear, stilled, stabilized

Fictitious Noodles: The Fake News of Old Fears
October 22, 2021

What are we doing on this planet? How do we cope with feelings of fear? Can we observe wisely and penetrate through the fictions of the mind?  To abandon them, we must understand them. Ayyā Medhānandī

Holding the Lotus to the Rock
October 15, 2021

Sariputta said (SN 21.1): “There is nothing in the world with whose change there would arise in me sorrow, lamentation, pain, distress, and despair.” It is hard to remember the Buddha’s teachings when

Noble Friendship, Noble Warming
October 08, 2021

As we come to understand the wisdom of this Path, death becomes the least frightening thing in this world. The more we purify from within, the more we abide with a clarity of mind that bestows the ult

In the Stream of the Noble Ones
October 01, 2021

Think of yourself as a spiritual warrior. What is the danger at hand?  What is our true protection? Where is safety? Be ever aware. Stay close to the Dhamma and you will inevitably grow close to the B

Even as a Mother
September 24, 2021

How can we love everything the same? How can we come to a place of pure love within us so that whatever energy is arising in the heart, we can receive it, and we can accept it fully. We don’t have to

Standing for the Dhamma: Reflections & Guided Meditation
September 17, 2021

Standing up in pure presence is one of the four great postures. In this simple act of being present, know one mind-moment at a time, repeatedly. Grateful for one breath, one posture, one point, we gai

When Truth Speaks – Limbless Man On the Bridge
September 10, 2021

When delusion, impatience and lack of trust prevail in our spiritual work, we rape our own goodness and execute ourselves over and over again. This suffering, clearly known, helps us to see how we cli