The Therigatha Festival is underway, and we hope that you enjoy watching our videos.
Some highlights are coming up in the next few days, make sure you don’t miss any of our live events:
Translating the Theris. Bhante @Sujato is interviewed by his student Bhante @Akaliko about the task of translating the Therigatha and what we can learn from the lives of the early bhikkhunis.
May 7th 7pm AEST. Join with Jitsi.
On the weekend:
Rainbodhi LGBTQIA+ Community presents Shattering the Mass of Darkness, a live reading and discussion of the Therigatha poems by Rainbodhi friends from around the world.
Check your day and timezone:
Friday May 7th, 7pm (New York) | Saturday May 8th, 9am AEST (UTC+10)
To receive online session details register here
On Sunday, feature interview with our special guest for the half-way point of the festival:
- The Power of the Therigatha. Finding Sanctuary co-organiser Ayya @Vimalanyani interviews Ayya Sudhamma @Charlotteannun about her long history of studying and teaching the Therigatha. Ayya Sudhamma speaks about the transformative power of the poems, her inspiration, and the internal struggles she went through during the recent literary scandal. Video premiere at 6pm AEST.
Next week, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, tune in to Buddhist Insights for three talks in a row:
Soma Theri. Bhante Suddhaso from Empty Cloud Monastery in New Jersey talks about Therigatha verse 3.8 by Soma Theri, followed by Q&A.
May 12th 8am-9am EDT. Watch live on Buddhist Insight’s YouTube channel.
Patacara Theri’s 30 Students. Ayya Suvijjana talks about Therigatha verse 5.11 by Patacara Theri’s 30 Students, followed by Q&A.
May 13th 8am-9am EDT. Watch live on Buddhist Insight’s YouTube channel.
Isidasi Theri. @ayyasoma from Empty Cloud Monastery in New Jersey talks about Therigatha verse 15.1 by Isidasi Theri, followed by Q&A.
May 14th 8am-9am EDT. Watch live on Buddhist Insight’s YouTube channel.
Don’t forget to sign up for the finale on Sunday, May 16th!
Finding Sanctuary Panel Discussion. The finale of the festival, an online panel discussion featuring all the guest speakers from Finding Sanctuary, as well as Ayya Sudhamma. This is your chance to ask questions about the poems and themes covered in the series.
Sunday May 16th 8pm-9.30pm AEST (GMT+10) | 6am New York
Registration is essential, get your free ticket here.
And of course, daily episodes of Finding Sanctuary will premiere throughout the festival. Watch here.