Now Online: Words of Awakening – An Evening of Poetry and Teachings from the Early Buddhist Nuns

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Now Online: Words of Awakening – An Evening of Poetry and Teachings from the Early Buddhist Nuns

with Ayya Anandabodhi

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm ET

Join Ayya Anandabodhi, co-founding teacher of Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery,  for an evening of poetry and teachings from the new poetry collection, “The First Free Women” featuring verses of Awakening from the Early Buddhist nuns.

While these women lived long ago, their teachings and insights are as alive and relevant to us today as if they were sitting in our midst, sharing their experiences of Awakening with us directly.

Ayya Anandabodhi will share poetry and teachings from The First Free Women, verses of Awakening from the early Buddhist nuns. Through these poems, the teachings and insights of these enlightened women come alive, stirring us to wake up and let go of whatever we need to let go of in order to be free.

Click here for the Zoom online access info.

This evening is co-presented by Buddhist Insights Meditation.

Buddhist Insights Meditation welcomes persons of all races, sexual orientations, spiritualities, and life experiences to hear the Dharma taught by nuns and monks of various Buddhist traditions at Empty Cloud. All retreats, classes, workshops, meditation sanghas and special events are freely offered with no fees at this monastery & retreat center in West Orange, NJ, operated by Buddhist Insights entirely on Dana.


The event is offered in the tradition of dana – the generosity of Ayya Anandabodhi, the teacher, and the co-facilitating nonprofits – New York Insight and Buddhist Insights. Dana will be split 50/50 between New York Insights and Saranaloka Foundation, the nonprofit laity foundation which financially supports Aloka Vihara.

We kindly request that you RSVP using the registration form below. While donations will be gratefully accepted online at the event, alternatively, you may include your dana by filling in the custom amount in the registration form when you RSVP. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. Thank you. 


Ayya Anandabodhi

Ayya Anandabodhi co-established Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery (, where women are welcome to train as nuns in the Theravada tradition and lay visitors can practice.  Ayya’s teachings are guided through nature’s pure and immeditate Dhamma in the context of early Buddhist scriptures. Before taking full Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2011, Ayya lived and trained as a nun at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries in England.

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