Thanissara is Anglo-Irish and originally from London. She is a Dharma teacher, author, poet and activist. She trained as a monastic for 12 years in the Thai Forest School of Ajahn Chah and has co-led, with her partner Kittisaro, meditation retreats for 35 years. They also co-founded Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa, Chattanooga Insight in Tennessee, and Sacred Mountain Sangha in California.
Thanissara has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice. Her current book is Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Planet (2015) and she is a member of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center Teacher Council. Click here to learn more about Thanissara.