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Thanissara's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
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.
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.
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-25 A Human Journey 51:32
Working with the material of our life. Withstanding and transforming intensity.
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-24 Morning meditation continued - Sky Like Mind 5:01
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-24 Contemplation Of Mind 25:05
Vinnana, Manas, Citta. Mind reacts to its own projections. Fundamental nature of mind.
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-23 The Buddha's Core Teaching 49:03
The Buddha's Awakening. The four noble truths
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-22 The Flood Stopper 29:36
Balance and samatha, samadhi and vipassana. Full development of mindfulness.
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-21 No Desire, No Path 50:11
One who knows the hindrances isn't hindered
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-20 Samadhi - Healing Mind, Body, Heart 20:10
Path activity breaks up that which obstructs peace. Integrating energies of heart, mind, body within awareness
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-19 Training of Attention 51:48
Practice of renunciation. Freeing the mind from obsessive patterns. Direct knowing
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat
2012-02-18 Blessing Chants 15:53
Recollections of the triple jewel, Metta Sutta, Victories of the Buddha
An Integrated Awakening: Insight Meditation Retreat

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