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Thanissara's Dharma Talks at Cloud Mountain 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.
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2012-07-04 18. Taking Precepts 29:45
the value of ethics as a foundation for practice and as a protection of all beings
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 17. Daily Life Practice 31:29
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 16. Guided Brahma Vihara Meditation 35:17
drawing on themes of the 4 brahma viharas - kindness, compassion, joy & equanimity - infused with the divine bodhicitta of Kuan Yin
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 15. Divine Within Human 53:57
4 brahma viharas & bodhicitta
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 14. Original Mind 35:36
guided meditation pointing out 'mind'
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 13. Leap Beyond 54:29
heart sutra and kuan yin
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 12. Practice of the Four Truths 33:45
where there is samsara is nibbana
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 11. Four Truths 42:10
contemplation and practice of the 4 truths
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 10. Training of Mind 37:52
practice as preparation for when the hindrances hit - vitakkasantana sutta - skilful training of thought
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 9. Contemplating Change & Worldly Winds 30:45
reflecting on change - the doorway into the changeless - maintaining well being in the face of change through wisdom
Embodied Dharma

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