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August 18, 2022 Anukampa

Dear friends, In preparation for the opening of our new property as Venerable Candā’s main residence in Oxford, an Amazon wish list has been set up. This will allow the team to coordinate deliveries and get things ready ahead of Venerable’s return later in the Autumn. So if you would like to contribute to the…

July 9, 2022 Anukampa

Dear friends and supporters, We are delighted to inform you that the purchase of our first Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project property has just completed and trustees, Kelly & Sue, received the keys today. Located in Oxford, this is the first ever Bhikkhuni Vihara (nuns’ monastery) in the UK! At last, our dear Venerable Candā will have…

May 25, 2022 Anukampa

We are pleased to share the second episode of a new podcast with Venerable Candā is available now called “Developing Resilience”. With thanks to Sol at the Buddhist Society of Western Australia for making these available. https://www.treasuremountain.stream/e/developing-resilience-with-ayya-canda In this episode of Sage Advice, we have Bhikkhuni Candavisuddhi, known as Venerable Canda, the pioneering nun blazing…

May 18, 2022 Anukampa

We are delighted to share this Treasure Mountain podcast with you: https://www.treasuremountain.info/blazing-a-trail-for-women-monastics-in-the-uk-bhikkhuni-canda/?fbclid=IwAR0h2DlUsMW-Nk4FTpy3bweROOEagMTKjJluviInlzNkuJSMr94XeyRBirI In this episode of Spirit Stories our guest is Venerable Candavisuddhi, also known as Ayya Canda, who first encountered meditation and the spiritual path when travelling through Asia as a young woman. This led to several years of going on and supporting retreats…

April 20, 2022 Anukampa

News from Venerable Canda and Anukampa Bhikkhuni Project, UK We are delighted to share the news, that after a long search, the Anukampa Trust have found a suitable mid-term property and the vendors have accepted the offer! Located in a quiet cul-de-sac about two miles away from Oxford city centre, the Bhikkhuni Vihara-to-be is close to green spaces,…

December 23, 2021 Anukampa

Sharing a wonderful new Bhikkhuni documentary, featuring three revered pioneer bhikkhunis: Ayya Dhammananda, Ayya Tathālokā Bhikkhunī and Ayya Santussika of Karuna Buddhist Vihara, as well as leading lay women supporters and academics, and two monks with VERY different attitudes towards bhikkhhuni ordination. Thank you Thāvirā Sāmaṇerī for posting this and also participating as part of…

August 10, 2021 Anukampa

This movie is a tribute to Ajahn Brahm, prepared for his 70th birthday on 7 August 2021. It has clips from interviews with eminent monks and nuns, such as Ven Somdet Thepsirin, Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ven Analayo, Dhammananda Bhikkhuni, Ven Mettavihari and Ven Kusuma. There are scenes from Bodhinyana Monastery in Western Australia and also from…

July 27, 2021 Anukampa

Venerable Canda features in this fourth episode of the ongoing series, “Love Letters to Myanmar.” by Insight Myanmar Podcast Listen to the podcast here. “Reflecting now on everything she received in her spiritual life from Burmese teachers and the wider monastic and lay community, Venerable Canda feels that now is very much the time to…

July 19, 2021 Anukampa

Foreword by Ajahn Brahmali Mindfulness, shmindfulness. It’s everywhere. In many countries, large parts of the population have been exposed to this fashionable trend, sometimes to the point of weariness. More to the point, while the benefits of mindfulness have been publicised with much fanfare, are we really getting it right? Or could it be that…