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Therigatha Festival - Don't miss our upcoming live events!

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:

On Friday:

  • 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

  • Ayya Sudhamma Shares A Favorite Poem. 50 min silent meditation, 1 hour dhamma talk, 30 min Q&A. @Charlotteannun
    May 8th 2pm-4.30pm EDT. Registration required, sign up here.

On Sunday, feature interview with our special guest for the half-way point of the festival: :tada:

  • 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! :tada:

  • 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.

Enjoy! :sparkles:

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Live in 30 min: :tada:

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.

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Don’t miss Rainbodhi’s poetry reading tomorrow: :sparkles:

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.
May 8th 9am AEST (UTC+10)
To receive online session details register here

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Ayya Sudhamma @Charlotteannun 's event is coming up soon. She’s been teaching the Therigatha throughout the last year and is an expert on the verses. Don’t miss out on your chance to meet her and ask questions! :tada:

Ayya Sudhamma Shares A Favorite Poem. 30 min silent meditation, 45 min dhamma talk, 40 min Q&A.
May 8th 2pm- 4.30 4.00pm EDT. Registration required, sign up here .

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Update: Ayya Sudhamma @Charlotteannun’s program will be from 2pm-4pm EDT!

*2:00 PM Meditation (½ hour)
*2:35 PM Teaching by Ayya Sudhamma
*3:20 PM Discussion and Q&A

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Today is the half-way point of the Therigatha Festival! :tada: :balloon: Many thanks to all speakers and viewers for participating! :sparkles:

The interview with our special guest for today, Ayya Sudhamma @Charlotteannun is premiering now: Enjoy :fireworks:

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The recording of Saturday’s Rainbodhi event is now on YT: :tada:

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Thank you for all the excellent video’s! I couldn’t find this one on the YT channel yet. Will this recording also be uploaded? Thank you! :pray:

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Hi Danny, I found an audio recording of it here :slight_smile: Monks in Cyberspace – recordings of Dhamma talks at Lokanta Vihara

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@Danny and @sundarashanti the video will be coming soon (Hopefully) Meanwhile enjoy the audio.

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The recording of Ayya Sudhamma’s dhamma talk is now on YT. Enjoy! :balloon:

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Coming up soon: Bhante Suddhaso from Empty Cloud Monastery will speak about Soma Theri’s verses at 8 am EDT. Watch live to discuss and ask questions: :sparkles:

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The video is on YT now. :tada: Enjoy!

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Ayya Suvijjana is talking about Patacara Theri’s 30 students. :balloon:

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Enjoy!

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@AyyaSoma’s talk about Isidasi Theri’s poem will start in a few minutes! Watch live on YT to ask questions: :sparkles:

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Ayya Sudhamma @Charlotteannun hosted a surprise event on the last Saturday of the festival! :tada: Here’s the recording. Enjoy!

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