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Thanissara's Dharma Talks
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 Spirit Rock.
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2015-01-12 Cultivation of Wise Reflection 43:01
Balance of calm and insight practice, wisdom arising from dukkha, practice of overcoming suffering, Bahiya's (the disciple who understood the teaching quickest) question to the Buddha.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-09 Renunciation2 - Practice of the First Foundation of Mindfulness 45:16
Moving from reliance on sense bases to immediate practice, here and now, of mindfulness of body/breath - Aspects of attention.
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2015-01-08 Renunciation1 - Entering the River of Reality 39:07
The practice of renunciation. Leaving behind & going forth. Contemplation of death. Tolerating uncertainty. Entering the flow of Life as an act of trust. The Great Earth & times of radical shift. Grace. Wisdom of the KoiSan People
Dharmagiri Being Dharma Month Long at Dharmagiri, South Africa
2014-11-28 A Compassionate Training for Our Times 53:36
Quickening awakening to meet the urgency of our times. Moving from Love and Equanimity.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-11-25 The Flickering Play of the Mind 54:00
Investigation of mind. Patterning of the mind. Going Beyond of the mind.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-11-22 Putting Down the Burden 49:52
"Regardless of time and place, Dharma practice comes to completion at the place of laying down the burden" Ajahn Chah
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Thanksgiving Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-05-17 From Shattering to Capacity 47:13
Awakening into the Bodhisattva Heart. Be a light unto oneself.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-05-17 Authentic Relationship 40:25
Wisdom informs compassion. Meditation on benevolence and loving kindness
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-05-15 Truths For Life 51:55
A journey into awakening here and now, guided by the essence of the Buddha's teaching
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2014-05-15 Investigation of dhammas 35:39
Balance of samatha and vipassana. Investigation of hindrances.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

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