Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

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Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 08, 2013 11:56 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bum8rcikXYg

She mentions that she is leaving in order to practice meditation in Thailand.
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Re: Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Ben » Mon Jul 08, 2013 12:12 pm

Yes, that is right. Venerable is a facebook friend and she has indicated she is leaving Santi Monastery and going to Northern Thailand.
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Re: Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Coyote » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:38 pm

Thanks Ben. I have gained a lot of respect for her since I came across her youtube sessions from when she was studying with Venerable Yuttadhammo.
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Re: Ayya Phalanyani leaving position as Abbess

Postby Cittasanto » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:30 pm

She is in Thailand now according to a recent post I saw.
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