Author: Canda

July 19, 2021 Canda

Latest Steps Toward Britain’s First Bhikkhuni Monastery!  By Venerable Canda Bhikkhuni, June 2021 The coronavirus pandemic has widened our eyes to the fragility and uncertainty of existence. Being subject to birth, old age, sickness, and death also means being vulnerable to the disappointment and even despair of having all our plans shattered, re-made, and then shattered again. This obvious lack of control can be scary and confronting, yet if…

June 27, 2021 Canda

Just over two weeks ago, we relinquished our lovely little rented Bhikkhuni Vihara to her new owners. When the 4-bed Victorian terrace previously went up for sale, our charity considered buying it, but decided to hold out until we are in a practical and financial position to find something bigger. Thankfully, around the same time…

June 8, 2019 Canda

This newsletter shares the progression of our journey towards our Forest Monastery, what is needed to proceed and the joyful beginnings we have already made. Sign up for Ajahn Brahm’s talks if you haven’t done so already; join me (Ven Canda) for a winter metta retreat; and find my latest teachings (“Compassion and The Inner Tyrant” and more) and…

December 31, 2018 Canda

In this New Year Newsletter, we welcome you to England’s first temporary Bhikkhuni Residence, explain how you can participate in the lunch offering and fledgling monastery life with Ven Canda, as well as share the first video uploads from Ajahn Brahm’s amazing 2018 December tour.

November 2, 2018 Canda

By Ajahn Brahm for “The Middle Way” journal of The Buddhist Society, August 2018 A young Ajahn Brahm (or Venerable Brahmavamso), at Wat Paa Nanachat, Thailand When I took refuge in Ajahn Chah as my teacher in January 1975, I made a vow never to ask to go anywhere. I would only come or go…

November 2, 2018 Canda

By Ven Candavisuddhi Bhikkhuni  for “The Middle Way” journal of The Buddhist Society, August 2018   Introduction     My teacher, Ajahn Brahm, and I founded Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project to strengthen Buddhism by growing the sangha of bhikkhunis – or fully ordained female monastics – on UK soil.   We aspire to establish a Forest…

July 15, 2018 Canda

Tibetan Singing Bowl at one of Ajahn Brahmali’s talks, courtesy of pallotta_photograhy   In our latest newsletter here, we reflect on the elucidating journey into the suttas we have just travelled with Ajahn Brahmali in Derbyshire  and open bookings for Ajahn Brahm’s London and Oxford talks in December! We share many video and audio recordings as well…

July 15, 2018 Canda

  It has been a huge privilege to host Ajahn Brahmali in England and he left us all on a wholesome high! The remarkable tour was pretty packed yet Ajahn was on top form, delivering intellectually lucid, spiritually rousing teachings directly based on the suttas. He brought us nearer to the Buddha as our principle Teacher, by carefully…

May 2, 2018 Canda

We are thrilled to announce Ajahn Brahm’s next UK visit in our newsletter here, along with more on Anukampa’s activities and Ajahn Brahmali’s events this summer.   Registration for Ajahn Brahm’s first 8-day Residential Retreat in England is open for bookings right now, (and if he is as popular as Ajahn Brahmali it will likely…