Sati Saraniya Hermitage

Sati Saraniya Hermitage


Latest Episodes

Into the Quiet – Guided Meditation and Reflections
November 27, 2020

We go forth into the quiet of the heart, distant from the world, to glimpse the Unconditioned. We are alone but we are as if with all beings. There is no ‘one’ who wakes up, there is just awakening. It is freeing and it’s...

A Safe Domain: How the Quail Escaped a Hawk
November 20, 2020

The contemplative path of purifying the mind is the most important journey of all – inward. Just as the little quail that tricked a hawk, we no longer fall prey to the ‘maras’ of the world, safe in our proper ancestral domain of virtue....

The Inner Stopping
November 13, 2020

Wherever we go the mind does not remain happy – unless we fully awaken. How can we end the restless tides and remain inwardly stable, content within ourselves like the well-hewn wheel that stood still when it stopped rolling and did not fall down?...

Chopping and Burning the Tree of Emptiness
November 06, 2020

Too busy in the world, all entangled, we yearn to be free. So direct the mind to Nibbana – like a tree that leans to the East. And when it falls, it will fall in that direction. We too will arrive if we aim...

A Good Pair of Boots
October 30, 2020

We must not underestimate the significance of dedicating ourselves to the five precepts. Such a commitment to virtue provides a moral and ethical basis for life that will ultimately lessen our suffering. We find ourselves embodying qualities of truthfu...

Great Equanimity – Change for the Good
October 23, 2020

How can we learn to inhabit our bodies fully, to live with joy and wonder, and to die with a peaceful heart? If we can keep our feet inside the Buddha’s footprint, we will always be safe.

Speaking of violence
October 16, 2020

If we can deal with the craziness of the mind, we can help to decrease the craziness and violence of the world. But we have to be so patient and keep faith with the process of of cleaning up our own violence. Even when...

Great Equanimity – Change for the Good
October 09, 2020

How can we learn to inhabit our bodies fully, to live with joy and wonder, and to die with a peaceful heart? If we can keep our feet inside the Buddha’s footprint, we will always be safe.

Practise like the barley reaper
October 02, 2020

In a dialogue between King Milinda and Venerable Nagasena, we hear the Buddha’s instruction on mental training and how to apply our allies of mindfulness, restraint and wisdom.  Devoted to the training, we can overcome ignorance,

Secure connection, free roaming
September 25, 2020

Removing our harness to the world, we really detach and make the intention in the mind to stop. Having moved inwardly into this now moment, we pause and secure our internal connection to truth. This work requires our faith, vigilance,