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Thanissara, a practitioner since 1975, was a Theravada nun for 12 years in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and has taught internationally the last 20 years. She is co-founder and director of Dharmagiri Hermitage and Outreach in South Africa and spends time between there and the US. She has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice from Karuna Institute and Middx University UK and is currently co-facilitator of the Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock
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2009-01-18 Suffering as Opportunity 37:19
The Buddha’s reluctance to teach The first turning of the Dhamma wheel The Four Noble truths and accompanying practices Contemplating desire – resolving dukkha – the primary split.
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-18 The Centrality of Minfulness 37:16
Replacing reactivity of mind with mindfulness Mindfulness as container & as that which reveals & discerns what is Citta conditioned by perception & sankhara Healing the citta through mindful awareness Finding balanced energy as a support for mindfulness
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-13 Fruit Arises According to the Dharma 33:21
Path Activity breaks up obstructions Beginners mind, patience, kindness This is how it is Working with how it is rather than how it should be The three streams of karma / energy Samadhi as healing
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-13 Mara - The Ultimate Teacher 30:21
The challenge of dukkha. Without Mara, no Buddha. Path Activity illuminates the hindrances Without hindrance there’s no path That which knows desire and aversion is not desire & aversion ‘I Know You Mara’
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2009-01-11 Gathered Attention Here and Now 35:27
Three supports for present moment attention Withdrawing the mind from longing and disappointment for the world Using the breath to steady attention
Dharmagiri Original Brightness Retreat
2008-05-31 Exploring Mindfulness 60:01
Gaia House An Exploration Of Mindfulness
2008-05-31 Mindfulness and the Indriyas 1:13:03
This talk also includes Mahesi Caplan
Gaia House An Exploration Of Mindfulness
2008-05-30 An Exploration of Mindfulness 44:46
This talk also includes Mahesi Caplan
Gaia House An Exploration Of Mindfulness
2007-12-03 Prajna Paramita In The Dragon Mountains 61:01
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Monday and Wednesday Talks
2007-11-29 The Dharma Is Not The Dharma 60:04
Buddhism + the Dharma is the peel left behind. The immediacy of here and now Dharma. Disenchantment as a doorway is the transcendent. The irritation that rubs to the pearl. The immovable suchness of Being.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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