17th April 2021
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Ven Canda began meditating in 1996 with SN Goenka and practiced intensively in India for many years. In 2006 she ordained in Burma as a Buddhist nun and in 2012 went to Australia to learn under the guidance of Ajahn Brahm and take full ‘bhikkhuni’ ordination.
Ven Canda’s teachings emphasise kindness and letting go as a way to deepen samadhi (stillness) and pave the path to wisdom. Her style is warm, engaging and richly informed by the pragmatism and compassion of the early Buddhist texts.
In 2016 Ven Canda founded Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project with Ajahn Brahm – a UK charity aimed at establishing a Forest Monastery primarily for women, in the UK.
In support for the Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project we will be giving all your donations for registration to the project.
For more information please visit: ‘Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project’
Patience and forgiveness are two powerful spiritual qualities praised by the Buddha. They are indespensible to having healthy relationships with ourselves and with others, and also function as beautiful antidotes to wanting and aversion – the main hindrances to happiness in meditation and in everyday life.
Patience does not mean waiting for a better, more pleasant experience to arrive in the future, but is rather a wholehearted, radical acceptance of the present moment with all it’s imperfections. When we are searching for our happiness in the future, or carrying the pain of the past, we are separated from the beauty, freedom and joy available here and now.
This retreat will explore how we can develop patience and forgiveness, to gently release longing and resentment and arrive more fully where we are. As we learn to wait in the moment, with a kind, gentle and forgiving attitude, the mind settles and starts moving inward – against the current of craving – to where contentment, peace and deep insight lie.
The day will include Dhamma reflections, guided and walking meditation and an opportunity for Q&A.
We will send you the Zoom invitation a few days before the event