The Friends of Thailand Society and the Langara Asian Studies Department present
The Joy of No Opinions
Ayya Medhanandi reflects on suffering, its causes, liberation and the way to freeing our hearts, drawing from her experiences as a Buddhist nun over the last 23 years and more recently as a bhikkhuni practicing in the Theravada tradition.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Doors open at 6:30pm … talk 7:00pm
Location: Langara College 100 West 49th Avenue – Newberry Hall (Room A130) [directions]
Admission by donation
Open to all
No one turned away for lack of funds
Aldergrove Retreat: July 14–18
We are pleased to inform you that Ayya Medhanandi will be returning to the Vancouver area this July to present an evening talk and lead a 5-day silent retreat.
She currently resides at Sati Saraniya Hermitage in Ontario, a Theravada Buddhist sanctuary and monastic community for women training in the bhikkhuni lineage, the first of its kind in Canada. For her background and training please visit her site:
Five-day Silent Meditation Retreat
Wed July 14 – Sun July 18, 2010
6234 – 264 St Aldergrove
To register please go to the site below if you have any questions or do not receive a registration confirmation (in about 24 hours) please email register.retreat [at] gmail.com
Due to the limited number of spaces available please register as soon as possible to ensure your spot. Day visits are welcome, please don’t drop in unless you are attending her tea time talk at 5pm. Please register through the site for a day visit so we’ll know how many to expect for lunch.