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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.
2007-01-20 Dawn of Contemplation 41:34
Dawn of Contemplation
2007-01-19 Opening Talk from Dawn of Contemplation 41:34
Dawn of Contemplation
2006-10-05 From Grasping to Gently Holding 41:25
This talk explores how entering the Third Noble Truth opens the mind beyond its habitual addiction to interpret life from a sense of being a personality, needing to 'sort things out'. Opening the mind implies an ability to tolerate the reality of uncertainty. This talk also explores compassion and loving kindness as fearlessness and includes a simple guided meditation on well-being.
The Union of Wisdom and Compassion
2006-10-04 Let the Beauty You Love Be What you Do 45:22
The Union of Wisdom and Compassion
2006-10-04 Stillness and Inquiry 41:46
The Union of Wisdom and Compassion
2006-10-02 The Four Noble Truths 47:16
The Union of Wisdom and Compassion
2006-10-02 Untitled Talk 44:51
The Union of Wisdom and Compassion
2006-09-30 Cultivating the Unshakeable Heart 44:51
The Union of Wisdom and Compassion
2003-07-26 Stories Of Kuan Yin 31:25
Retreat with Thanissara
2003-07-24 Opening Into The Bodhisattva Heart 50:09
Retreat with Thanissara

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