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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.
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".
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Wings of Awakening: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties
2009-12-16 Touching Earth 7:04
Centering in the midst of change.
Wings of Awakening: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties
2009-12-14 The Four Truths 54:33
The Buddha's journey of awakeningspeaks to our lives here and now. Meeting dukka, illuminating nature of desire, a non-grasping mind and cultivation of the way.
Wings of Awakening: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties
2009-12-14 Mindfulness; The Flood Stopper 42:07
Centrality of mindfulness in the contemplative process. Khandas as self structure. Transformation within the womb of awareness.
Wings of Awakening: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties
2009-12-13 If you understand one thing, you understand everything's journey 45:58
Meeting Ajahn Chah, All that arises passes. Patience and finding your own voice.
Wings of Awakening: Cultivating the Five Spiritual Faculties

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