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

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Words of Awakening: An Evening of Poetry and Teachings from Early Buddhist Nuns
with Ayya Anandabodhi
Tuesday, May 12th, 2020 | 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Join Ayya Anandabodhi 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.

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. www.buddhistinsights.com


This event is offered in the tradition of dana — the generosity of the teacher and the co-presenting nonprofits — New York Insight and Buddhist Insights. But we kindly request that you RSVP by using the registration form below.

While we will collect donations at the event — cash, credit cards or checks made out to New York Insight will be accepted — 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’s practice and teaching are guided through nature’s pure and immediate Dhamma and by early Buddhist scriptures. Ayya took full Bhikkhuni Ordination in 2011, joining a growing number of women reclaiming the path given by the Buddha. Ayya lived and trained as a nun in the Forest tradition at Amaravati and Chithurst monasteries in England before moving to California to co-establish Aloka Vihara Forest Monastery, a training monestary for women.