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Ayya Anandabodhi

Ayya Anandabodhi first encountered the Buddha's teachings in her early teens, igniting a deep interest in the Buddha's Path of Awakening. She lived and trained as a nun in the Forest Tradition at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries in England from 1992 until 2009, when she moved to the US to help establish Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, a training monastery for women. Her practice and teaching are guided by early Buddhist scriptures and through nature's pure and immediate Dhamma. In 2011, she took full Bhikkhuni Ordination, joining the growing number of women who are reclaiming this path in the Theravada tradition. She currently resides at Aloka Vihara, near Placerville, CA.

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Featured Audio Talk
May 11, 2022 - Untangling the Knot of Self

All conditions are transient. This is the truth. And yet we get stuck trying to make things solid or feeling that we’re solid. And it can be just a feeling! It's really important to learn how to know the transience of all things, especially to be with the arising of something difficult. Feel it, maybe even hear the thoughts around it, and then stay with it. Stay with it and watch it change. It will change—everything changes—it passes away, and then it’s gone.

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