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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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2013-02-23 Footprints 64:15
Taking the practice into everyday life. Inspiration from contemporary hero's of spiritual activism. Holding life lightly
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-02-23 Guided Metta Meditation 40:37
Kindness for self, loved one, neutral person, adversary and all beings. Buddha's words on loving kindness.
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2013-02-22 Working The Four Truths 29:55
A teaching for everyday life. The suffering that ends suffering. Power of awareness to heal. Buddha's own enlightenment.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-02-21 Four Truths To Live By 58:36
Buddha's journey to awakening. Entry into Buddha's insight through core teaching of the four Noble Truths
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2013-02-20 Mindfulness Of Feeling 38:11
Investigation of feeling and mind states. Wise reflection, not creating more pain. Guided meditation on feeling.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-02-19 Vipassana: Investigation of "Dhammas" 53:51
Introduction to insight meditation. Working with difficulty and the development of wisdom. Seeing into the body - A sky burial.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-02-18 Training For Times Of Intensity 28:51
Mindfulness: an evolutionary skill, moving out of destructive and addictive patterns, samadhi: being "here now"
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2013-02-17 Before you react... 51:30
Mindfulness - the gate keeper. When the passions hit the heart - A golden idol falls - Building capacity to enable wise response.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-02-16 Opening Talk: Introduction to Retreat and protection chants. 41:10
Using the retreat form to deepen "here and now" awakening. Paritta (protection and blessing) chants.
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2012-09-28 Placing the Personal Self 30:56
Take everything back to the mind - being a self - working our patterns
Gaia House Touching the Earth

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