Willa Thaniya Reid's Dharma Talks
at Cloud Mountain Retreat Center
Willa Thaniya Reid
Willa Thaniya Reid (formerly Ajahn Thaniya, top photos), has been practising formal Buddhist meditation since the 80s. Her primary training has been through the Thai Forest Tradition of Luang Por Chah. The Forest Tradition is in harmony with her affinity for the natural world and for reflective teachings. For 18 years she was part of the monastic community of this tradition based in England. As the senior nun of Cittaviveka for eight years, she offered support to the lay and monastic community; teaching retreats in the UK, USA, Europe and Australia. She brings to her teaching a love for the original suttas of the Buddha. For the previous six years she served the community in Melbourne, offering spiritual support to the dying and their families. She has a Masters degree in relationship counselling, and clinical pastoral training. In 2015 she returned to New Zealand to develop a meditation community with her partner.
Select from Willa Thaniya Reid's
5 Grasping aggregates of 'me'
A Taste for Freedom - What Hinders the Mind
Against the Light Darkness Doesn't Stand a Chance
Ajita & Tissa Mettaya: waking up out of compassion
Anapanasati - A Gift from Compassion
Blending Like Milk and Water
Brahma Vihara: coming into manifestation. Q&A
Dhamma reflection, Nothing to hold on to, nothing to push away
Dukkha: 'the 'head' is split by understanding with its powers in support'.
Establishing embodied presence
Experiencing the Joy and Happiness of the Mind
Finding balance: the enlightenment factors. Q&A
Getting a Taste for Being Here
Guidance into meditation
Guided Meditation - Breathing into the Present
Guided meditation on elements
Guided Meditation on Welcoming What is Here
Guided Practice - Resting into Here
Guided standing, upright & embodied
Healing presence of the Path factors
Heart Qualities for Manifestation
Keeping heart with the practice
Meditation: the energy of waking up
Meeting the world: two kinds of thought
Morning instruction: 'What is it like to be here?'
Moving Out of Retreat - Maturing the Heart
Nibbana: freedom from conditions
Nibbana: Kappa & Jatukanni: 'Nothing you need hold onto, nothing you need push …
Not taking birth on expereince
Nourishing our hearts: understanding impermanence. Q&A
Ocean-like Compassion: Softening into prresence
Picking the Dhamma up for Freedom
Picking the world up
Pingiya: 'The return'
Punnaka & Mettagu: 'Where do all the different kinds of suffering come from?'
Putting dukkha down
Q&A Day Five
Q&A Day One
Q&A Day Three
Q&A on Heart Cultivation
Q&A on Living a Heart-full Life
Question and Answer Session
Question and Answer Session
Questions & Answers (Q&A)
Raining through awareness
Reading of Text: Parayana 'The Way to the Beyond'
Reflection, Meeting feeling and breath
Refuge in Sangha
Returning home - final dialogue
The 'Way': Ripening the heart
The Four Noble Truths: Whose Side are You On?
The Fruiting of Anapanasati
The Three Postures
Waking into Responsiveness
Working with experience
Working with the direct expereince of anicca