Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Latest Episodes

A Little Renunciation
April 09, 2021

How training the mind in following precepts, such as the rules regarding the use of four monastic requisites – food, robes, shelter, and medicines, can win us greater patience, faith, gratitude, calm, courage, and mindfulness.

A Gift from the Sea – Unbroken Pāua Shell and Consummate Trust
April 02, 2021

There are many skills and restorative qualities needed for us to grow in our spiritual work. Let us not underestimate the essential ingredient of mettā. This universal quality of love will unfailingly nurture the unfolding of the Noble Eightfold Path.

Dwell in Intrinsic Emptiness – The Liberating Quality of Loving-kindness
March 26, 2021

What are the prerequisites and supports for walking such a path of awakening? Kindness and a loving forgiveness rank with those qualities that are foremost. They allow us to repair the seemingly unforgivable,

Don’t Be Afraid, Mahanama – Lean Towards Nibbana
March 19, 2021

The Buddha told Mahanama not to be afraid of the muddled mind, just to keep developing the qualities which incline the mind to Nibbana. This Dhamma is for one who is content. A mind unburdened can pacify itself and be calmed. A mind fortified...

Repair What Feels Broken – The Hardest Walk of All
March 12, 2021

The path is a gradual one. Don’t go to the depths immediately. First develop the strength. Going slowly but deeply. Forgiveness, supported by patience endurance, acknowledging and seeing the breakage and repairing it regularly,

A Mystical Ladder – Patience, the Incinerator of Defilements
March 05, 2021

We are ascending a mystical ladder which must be done so carefully and gradually. For a spiritual warrior, the path of practice is a gradual one.  We are in a cloud of unknowing but patiently the cloud is emptied and we begin to see everything...

Breaking the Cycle of Harm – Patience and Friendship With The Lovely
February 26, 2021

The insight into not-self requires a deeper seeing and understanding of reality. Virtue is our saving grace. It gives us the energy for enlightenment which we transform into right effort. Thus we are guided through the wilderness of the world to develo...

What is Killing You – Thorns, Barnacles and Buoys on the Middle Way
February 19, 2021

When you know what is killing you then you will know what will save you. Right effort protects us and offers safety and seclusion. We find saving grace within if we can navigate through the wilderness of the mind assisted by a host of...

A Swallowtail Butterfly at the Hummingbird Feeder
February 12, 2021

The quality of energy manifest as courage, commitment and compassion is the way forward. We have to be brave – like a lion. Brave warriors face the powerful maras, monsters of the mind, to overcome them. They train the mind to gain its freedom...

A Matter of Death, Life, Truth and Recovery
February 05, 2021

Call suffering by its true name and the face of the Dhamma will emerge from within us. We meet the truth of impermanence, of death, and the universality of pain as we carve out the understanding of who we are and why we are...