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Thanissara's Dharma Talks
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.
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
2010-03-06 How Is It Now? 41:49
Training in samadhi. Samadhi as healing. Gathering the three steams of energy, body, mental and heart into awareness. Gently training attention.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center The Mysterious Way of the Heart: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet
2009-12-16 Closing Remarks and Q&A 56:28
Not being frightened of suffering, daily life, working in relationship and with sickness.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Wings of Awakening: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties
2009-12-16 Touching Earth 7:04
Centering in the midst of change.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Wings of Awakening: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties

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