Thanissara, from London, has a long practice history in both Theravada and Mahayana schools of Buddhism as both a monastic in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah and through the transmission of the Kuan Yin Dharmas of Master Hsuan Hua.
She is co-founder, with Kittisaro, of Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa and Sacred Mountain Sangha Non Profit in the U.S. and internationally. Together they facilitate the two-year Dharmapala Training.
Thanissara has an MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Practice and is an author of several books, her recent being Time to Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth. She is currently based in Sebastopol, Northern California.