New Year’s Eve Anagarika Ceremony & Meditation

On New Year’s Eve we had a lovely ceremony which transformed the secretary  of  the Buddhist Society of South Australia [Michelle] into our new nun Anagarika Pasanna. We were honoured to have our local Sri Lankan Bhikkhu, Bhante Sumedha Thero present for this auspicious occasion. While I was shaving our aspirants locks, Bhante Sumedha was chanting Read the full article…

Our first Kathina 2016

So last Saturday our first Kathina at Dakkhina Dhammatthala Christies Beach was the largest gathering so far in this our first year. A friendly multicultural group of Dhamma friends gathered together to celebrate the opportunity to give Alms to the monastic Sangha. People from Australia, Sri Lanka, England, Vietnam, Malaysia, Ireland, Myanmar, Canada, Japan, came Read the full article…

Lovely Meditation Day on Saturday

Last Saturday we had a lovely meditation day. The weather was perfect and the energy was so peaceful and serene. It was the perfect way to celebrate Ayya’s ordination, the anniversary of the founding of the Bhikkhuni order, the Uposatha and spring. Ten of us was the perfect number for the size of the space. Read the full article…

Katina Alms Giving 2016 Saturday November 12th 9.30am

This year will be our first Katina Alms Giving Festival at Dakkhina Dhammatthala. To be eligible for a Katina robe, there should have been 5 Bhikkhunis staying here, whereas we are lucky to have even one Bhikkhuni! However, the people are still free to have an “Alms Giving Festival” to support and celebrate their one Read the full article…

Upasampada Completion and Confirmation

On Sunday 18th of September, the three Bhikkhunis who had been “Ordained on One Side” by the Bhikkhuni Sangha at Santi Forest Monastery in NSW, presented themselves to the Bhikkhu Sangha at Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia. Ayya Vajira, Ayya Dhammavati and Ayya Santacari received ordination from the Bhikkhu Sangha headed by Ajahn Brahmavamso with Read the full article…

Upasampada for Santacārī Bhikkhunī

Santacārī’s Bhikkhunī Ordination Sunday September 4th 2016 Ayya Santacārī  was fortunate to be able to have her Bhikkhunī ordination Upasampada last Sunday. She is now “ordained on one side” until she and the other two newly ordained Bhikkhunīs visit the monks at Bodhinyana monastery where they will have their ordination “confirmed”. It was a very special Read the full article…

Memories of Ayya Nirodha’s Visit

It was so lovely to have Ayya Nirodha visit last week, in the lead up to Ayya Santacari’s Higher Ordination [Upasampada] next month at Santi and Bodhinyana. You are welcome and invited to attend Ayya’s ordination at Santi if you are able. You can find the invitation to attend the ordination and more information here on their Read the full article…

Visit from Ayya Nirodha is going nicely

Ayya Nirodha has been visiting for three days now and things are going very nicely. Yesterday we were taken up into the Adelaide Hills by Michelle the secretary of the Buddhist Society of SA. We had a lovely scenic drive and then Ayya was able to visit a friend of hers while Michelle took me Read the full article…