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Thanissara's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
Thanissara
Thanissara, from London, was a nun for 12 years in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and has taught internationally for over 30 years. She is co-founder of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat, South Africa, Sacred Mountain Sangha, California, and Chattanooga Insight, Tennessee. She has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice from the Karuna Institute UK and 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 is a member of the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock and co-guiding teacher of Sacred Mountain Sangha.
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2021-11-26 Transforming Unwholesome Karma Through Compassion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:34
The mutability of karma. An act of beauty in a war zone. Moments of connection with wildlife. Compassion meditation for ancestors, those in our near relational field, future generations and all beings.
Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love
2021-11-25 The Shamanic Dismemberment & Great Return of Our Times (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:04
The danger and opportunity in the dying of an old world. The curriculum of decolonizing internally & externally. The reclamation of an ensouled world. Dharma practice as essential for navigating the shifts of consciousness needed for radical orientation within a moment of evolutionary potential.
Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love
2021-11-24 Yin Meditation - Depth receptivity to internal experience. 48:47
Moving from goal to source. This is how it is now. Contemplation within the frame of the 4 Noble Truths.
Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love
2021-11-23 Inner Peace is Not Apart from Activism (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 53:12
The gift of the 4 Noble Truths in meeting the challenge of these times. A transmission of courage from Ajahn Chah. The profound impact of the Buddha's engagement with the world.
Journey into Refuge, Presence, and Love
2021-11-08 Monday Night Dharma Talk - Climate Code Red: A Needed Shift to Meet These Times 57:47
2019-11-29 Dharma Practice Within Our Planetary Emergency (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:16
The journey of dismemberment and the rising of Earth's immune system through us. A message from Mother Nature through Baba Mandaza Kadenwa
November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude
2019-11-28 Dissolving the Colonial Mind in the Heart Sutra 32:29
Standing Rock: Seven Lakota Values for Living
November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude
2019-11-26 From Suffering to Compassion(Retreat at Spirit Rock) 32:34
Investigation of dhammas
November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude
2019-11-23 Samatha Meditation: A Training for Focusing Mind (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:56
November Insight Retreat: A Journey into Presence, Peace, & Gratitude
2019-02-11 Monday Night Dharma Talk 59:02

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