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Thanissara's Dharma Talks at Gaia House
Thanissara
Thanissara, originally from London, was a nun for 12 years in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and has taught internationally the last 30 years. She is co-founder and director of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat, South Africa and has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice from the UK. She is co-author of Listening to the Heart, A Contemplative Guide to Engaged Buddhism, author of Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth, and several books of poetry. She currently lives in the North Bay, California and teaches at IMS and is on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock, a Core Teacher at IMS, and Guiding Teacher of Sacred Mountain Sangha.
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2016-08-15 Compassion - A Vital Motivation for Our Times 55:37
Beyond self obsession. Cultivating heart within the relational field. Supporting a sustainable world. A deadly situation turned around by the power of compassion.
From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-13 Deconstructing the House of Self 58:01
A teaching for an open mind: The Four Noble Truths. Practice within four domains of experience to free the mind. Realization of the unconditioned, peace, nibbana.
From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-11 Difficulty as Opportunity 46:16
Calm as ground for insight. Disturbance is the path. What hinders can awaken. Emptying reactivity to painful feeling.
From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-09 Empty Hands 48:51
Cultivating path activity. Samadhi, inner refuge. First Foundation of Mindfulness. Putting down the burden.
From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-08 Beginning Retreat - Return to the Ground of Being 64:14
This talk also includes Kittisaro.
From Separation to Seamless Reality
2012-09-28 Placing the Personal Self 30:56
Take everything back to the mind - being a self - working our patterns
Touching the Earth
2012-09-27 A Burning World 56:14
Beyond thought - Prajna Paramita - The Heart Sutra - Mind Set Free - A burning world - Bodhisattva heart.
Touching the Earth
2012-09-25 Carried by Dharma 48:22
Refuge in Dharma - Awakening; both immediate and gradual - simple steps Mula Sutta
Touching the Earth
2009-06-11 Chanting 39:40
Wings of Awakening
2009-06-11 Question and Answer Session 63:52
Talk given with Kittisaro
Wings of Awakening

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