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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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2017-10-13 Dukkha and Beyond: A Vital Practice 58:45
Meeting what is. Knowing dukkha, seeing how it is generated. Release from identification. Working with deep sankhara, primary patterning.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-12 The Immensity Of Awareness 44:16
Guided meditation on a graduated process of insight. . Hui Neng's awakening gatha, Buddha's teaching to Bahiya
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-05 Disturbance is the Path. 44:41
Balance and samatha (calm) and vipassana (insight). The hindrances and beyond.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2017-10-04 Samadhi - the three streams of energy 23:58
Breath, jhana factors, kaya sankhara, citta sankhara, vaci sankhara, calming body, uplifting heart/mind, stilling thought
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge October 2017 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2016-08-15 Compassion - A Vital Motivation for Our Times 55:37
Beyond self obsession. Cultivating heart within the relational field. Supporting a sustainable world. A deadly situation turned around by the power of compassion.
Gaia House From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-13 Deconstructing the House of Self 58:01
A teaching for an open mind: The Four Noble Truths. Practice within four domains of experience to free the mind. Realization of the unconditioned, peace, nibbana.
Gaia House From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-11 Difficulty as Opportunity 46:16
Calm as ground for insight. Disturbance is the path. What hinders can awaken. Emptying reactivity to painful feeling.
Gaia House From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-09 Empty Hands 48:51
Cultivating path activity. Samadhi, inner refuge. First Foundation of Mindfulness. Putting down the burden.
Gaia House From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-08-08 Beginning Retreat - Return to the Ground of Being 64:14
This talk also includes Kittisaro.
Gaia House From Separation to Seamless Reality
2016-05-06 Evening Talk & Book Signing: Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto For Our Earth 68:28
Our environmental crisis is generated by an obsession with ownership and individualism that obscures the truth of our inter-dependence within a web of life. In a world divided by inequity, racism, and wars, Dharma practice shatters the illusion of dualistic consciousness, offering a new paradigm. This mini-retreat explores the process which generates divisiveness: papanca or conceptual proliferation in service of delusion. The ending of papanca reveals the unshakeable depth and the undivided nature of reality at the heart of all circumstances, revolutionizing our way of being and living — both personally and globally. Copies of Thanissara's book, Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth, will be available for purchase and can be signed by the author.
New York Insight Meditation Center NYI Regular Talks

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