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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.

Dharma Library


Climate Code Red: The Call of This Moment

A Dharma Library Recording with Thanissara
November 7, 2021
February 14, 2021
Being Real Together

Being Real Together

A Dharma Library Recording with Thanissara
June 14, 2020
Refuge: The Heart’s Own Knowing

Refuge: The Heart’s Own Knowing

A Dharma Library Recording with Thanissara
September 29, 2019
The Radical Heart

The Radical Heart

A Dharma Library Recording with Thanissara
May 19, 2019
The practice of love in times of hate

The practice of love in times of hate

A Dharma Library Recording with Thanissara
December 3, 2017
October 15, 2017
An intimate world.

An intimate world.

A Dharma Library Recording with Thanissara
March 8, 2015

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