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Thanissara, a practitioner since 1975, was a Theravada nun for 12 years in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and has taught internationally the last 20 years. She is co-founder and director of Dharmagiri Hermitage and Outreach in South Africa and spends time between there and the US. She has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice from Karuna Institute and Middx University UK and is currently co-facilitator of the Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock
2011-03-08 Sujata's Gift 53:04
The Buddha's journey and the four truths. The unknowing of knowing.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2011-03-08 The River Of The Self 45:01
Calm and insight as a base for exploration of the five khandas; replacing reactivity with mindfulness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2011-03-06 The Prisoner 44:43
The light awareness illuminates the dark. Working with hindrances.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2011-03-06 Independent Abiding 41:31
Supports for the cultivation of samadhi; fruits of samadhi.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2010-03-12 Noticing The Context. 59:25
Practice of the 3rd Noble Truth. Meeting patterns of self.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2010-03-10 Handful Of Leaves 54:15
A teaching for humans, suffering or its end. Asking the world to give us more than it can. Letting be, a gateway to Nibbana.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2010-03-10 Skill With Thought 32:54
Five skills to overcome obsessive and negative thought patterns. Skill in relationship with feelings. Working with "just this much".
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2010-03-08 Discerning Mind and It's Activity 51:01
Bowing as inner attitude and as skillful means. A gathered heart and meeting obstruction. Compassion as capacity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2010-03-08 It Is Not As It Should Be. 40:55
Connecting with the actuality of body. Breath as a basis for samadhi. Cultivating support for stability here and now. Middle ground between pleasure and pain.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2010-03-06 The Eight Streams of Blessings. 54:49
A gradual path. Practice as preparation. An alignment with refuge here and now. Sangha as the relational field. Beyond morality. The chanting of ethics.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet

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