Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

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Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby David N. Snyder » Mon Jul 21, 2014 3:15 am

Dhamma Wheel member and bhikkhuni, Ayya Dipa passed away on July 18, 2014. I heard from another member here and was waiting for a link to post before making this announcement. She was a nun at Mahapajapati Monastery in Southern California. I had the pleasure of meeting her and (abbess) Ayya Gunasiri a few years ago.

http://www.dhammadharini.net/dhammadhar ... es-july-22
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Dhammadh ... 2334340869
http://www.mahapajapati.com/

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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby JeffR » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:05 am

So sad. I didn't get the chance to meet her, although came close a couple times. A friend of mine spoke highly of her.
Therein what are 'six (types of) disrespect'? One dwells without respect, without deference for the Teacher; one dwells without respect, without deference for the Teaching; one dwells without respect, without deference for the Order; one dwells without respect, without deference for the precepts; one dwells without respect, without deference for heedfulness; one dwells without respect, without deference for hospitality. These are six (types of) disrespect.
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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby Mkoll » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:38 am

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when, knowing the other’s provoked,
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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby sattva » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:41 am

I did not know her, but I applaud her efforts and commitment to the Dharma and hope that if not nibbana, her efforts propel into the most favorable conditions for it :buddha1: .

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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby Kusala » Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:53 am

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Re: Ayya Dipa (1955-2014)

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 21, 2014 11:45 am

My merits I dedicate to Venerable Dipa. May she be liberated.
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