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Thanissara's Dharma Talks at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
Thanissara
Thanissara, from London, was a nun for 12 years in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and has taught internationally for over 30 years. She is co-founder of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat, South Africa, Sacred Mountain Sangha, California, and Chattanooga Insight, Tennessee. She has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice from the Karuna Institute UK and 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 is a member of the Teacher Council at Spirit Rock and co-guiding teacher of Sacred Mountain Sangha.
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2012-07-04 8. Balance of Calm & Insight 36:15
mindfulness & clear comprehension in tandem with insight & wise reflection - two kinds of peace
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 7. Hindrances & Stopping 39:49
stopping the momentum of the mind.. a serial killer stops and awakens
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 6. Jhana Factors & Balanced Effort 25:22
cultivating balance and depth of inner well being
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 5. Samadhi - Path into Here & Now 42:15
deepening presence here & now, 5 jhana factors, fruits of samadhi
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 4. Guided Meditation on the Body 41:28
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 3. Basic Sanity 43:51
sanity of mindfulness, mindfulness leading to insight into the nature of the body, simplicity, getting back on track
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 2. First Foundation of Mindfulness 39:25
training of 'mano-vinnana' attention - withdrawing the mind from its preoccupations, working with the breath, way to one.
Embodied Dharma
2012-07-04 1. Buddha's Essential Guidance 19:45
path as both gradual and immediate - succinct teaching of 'refrain from the unwholesome, lift up the good & purify the heart.'
Embodied Dharma

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