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Ayya Santussika's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation South Bay - Silicon Valley
Ayya Santussika
Ayya Santussika, in residence at Karuna Buddhist Vihara (Compassion Monastery), spent five years as an anagarika (eight-precept nun), then ordained as a samaneri (ten-precept nun) in 2010 and as a bhikkhuni (311 rules) in 2012 at Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles.
2017-10-03 Kisa Gotami: Buddha's Deep Compassion Toward Women 40:55
In this fourth talk in a lecture series on the Great Disciples, the speaker, Ayya Santussika, tells the life story of two enlightened, fully ordained nuns. In fact, there were quite a few of enlightened, fully ordained nuns at the Buddha's time. The speaker also discusses how we can find the key to our own happiness in these nuns' stories, such as letting go, calming the mind, and realizing complete freedom from suffering. Finally, Ayya Santussika describes the Buddha's tremendous compassion for women. In his teachings, the Buddha acknowledged sufferings that were specific to women that are still relevant today.
In collection The Great Disciples: People and Personalities in the Buddha's Community
2016-08-04 Refrain From Killing 68:12
Ayya Santussika gave the fifth talk in a six-week series titled "Ethics, Action and the Five Precepts". She takes an in-depth look at the first precept: refraining from killing, and how to live it, facing the tough challenges.
In collection Ethics, Action and the Five Precepts
2013-03-19 Stand Strong and Love 49:54
Tuesday Talks
2012-09-25 Facing Our Biggest Fears 41:06
This talk explores an ancient Tibetan method to confront your fear and turn it into an ally. She reviews the method from Lama Tsultrim book "Feeding your demons" in the context of the first three of the four noble truths. search words: four noble truths, feeding your demons, fear, anxiety, gratitude, change your brain
Tuesday Talks—2012

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