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7-Day Residential Retreat with Ayya Medhanandi

May 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm - June 4, 2023 @ 12:30 pm

7- Day Residential Retreat


Ayya Medhanandi

(Ayya Anuruddha assisting)

May 28 to June 4 
The Chapin Mill Retreat Center 
Batavia N.Y. 

(Car Pooling Available)

Ayya Medhanandi is the founder and guiding teacher of Sati Saraniya Hermitage.  Her meditation experience spans 53 years, 35 of them as an alms-mendicant following the Buddha’s 2600-year-old monastic system of training.
In March, 1988, she was ordained as a samaneri (novice nun) by Sayadaw U Pandita in Myanmar. Nearly 20 years later, in October, 2007, she fulfilled her long-held wish for full ordination as a bhikkhuni in Taiwan, thus joining a wave of pioneer women restoring the Theravada Bhikkhuni Sangha in our modern era after a lapse of 1000 years. In 2008, she returned to her native Canada to establish Sati Saraniya Hermitage, the first Theravada monastery for a Canadian Forest Bhikkhuni Sangha.

May 28,   3:00 – 5:00 p.m.
(Followed by a Meal)

Retreat will end at noon on Sunday, June 4.

Registration fee:

  • Regular: $1,050
  • SIMT Supporter: $900

Scholarships available.
Please email us: info@satipanna.com

Uncompromising Nobility

This retreat is an opportunity for us to emulate the qualities of the Buddha as we deepen our inner renewal. The path to awakening is a discipleship in nobility; a way of peace, kindness, and compassion. Fearless in the good, we dedicate ourselves to forgiveness, purity, and healing. This is our birthright. Wiser, surefooted, joyous, and unrelenting, we cultivate an unshakeable peace that takes us to the Deathless.
Registration fee covers rent and administration expenses;
and does not include Dana (donations) for the teachings.
Alternatively, please send cheque or money order to:
Satipañña Insight Meditation 
P.O Box 167,
Bethany, ON
L0A 1A0


May 28, 2023 @ 3:00 pm
June 4, 2023 @ 12:30 pm
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Chapin Mill Retreat Center
5357 Grist Mill Rd
Batavia, NY 14020 United States
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