The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
Thanissara's Dharma Talks at Vallecitos Mountain Retreat Center
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.
2018-09-27 Faith and the practice Within Intensity 61:45
Working with personal and collective wounding and conditioning The Bodhisattva Heart.
Reclamation of the Sacred
2018-09-27 The Mula Sutta: Beyond the Constructs of the Mind 40:16
Returning the mind home. Contemplating the dissolution of "subject"/ "object"
Reclamation of the Sacred
2018-09-25 Release from Samsara 48:36
The heart teaching of the 4 Truths. Ajahn Chah's "have you had enough yet?"
Reclamation of the Sacred
2018-09-25 Sati, Samadhi, Sampajanna 38:28
A gathered heart, mindfully contemplating obstruction
Reclamation of the Sacred
2018-09-23 Reclamation of the Sacred 41:28
The loss of belonging within an ensouled world. The movement toward healing and a deeper refuge.
Reclamation of the Sacred
2018-09-23 Being with Body 52:12
Freeing embodied conditioning through mindfulness
Reclamation of the Sacred

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