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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 is on the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock, a Core Teacher at IMS, and Guiding Teacher of Sacred Mountain Sangha.
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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
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
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"
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
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
2012-09-27 A Burning World 56:14
Beyond thought - Prajna Paramita - The Heart Sutra - Mind Set Free - A burning world - Bodhisattva heart.
Gaia House Touching the Earth
2012-09-26 Being Present 36:02
Skill with guiding attention - working with 3 streams of energy of body, heart & mind - What disturbs?
Dharmagiri Touching the Earth
2012-09-25 Carried by Dharma 48:22
Refuge in Dharma - Awakening; both immediate and gradual - simple steps Mula Sutta
Gaia House Touching the Earth

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