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Visiting Monastic: Sister Hai An (Sister Ocean)

Sister Ocean will give a short talk at our Monday evening meditation. Because of our guest, we will extend our evening to 8:45 pm instead of 8:30

Hai-An (Sister Ocean) is a Bhikshuni in the Mahayana tradition based in Toronto.  She received her novice ordination from Thich Nhat Hanh 2012, Order of Interbeing ordination in 2014 and full Bhikkhuni ordination in 2016, training at Plum Village Monastery in France and Blue Cliff Monastery in New York State.  She left the monastery in 2018 and now lives independently.  She continues to hold the teachings of Plum Village as her core practice, blending them with Theravada practices, mystical Christianity, and social justice teachings.

Hai-An loves supporting people in practical and creative ways to develop mindfulness, compassion, and joy in daily life. She is a musician and a poet with a BFA in Theater and wrote the Mindful Living series at Buddhist Door Global for a number of years.  She is an active member of the ARISE Sangha, dedicated to bringing racial justice to the forefront of the Plum Village community.  She is currently studying in the Living School for Action and Contemplation.