Thanissara

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Thanissara started Buddhist practice in the Burmese school in 1975. She was inspired to ordain after meeting Ajahn Chah and spent 12 years as a Buddhist nun, where she was a founding member of Chithurst Monastery and Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in the UK. She has facilitated meditation retreats internationally the last 30 years and has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy Practice from Middlesex University & the Karuna Institute in the UK. With Kittisaro, she co-founded Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat and helped initiate and support a number of HIV/Aids response projects in South Africa. She has written several books, including two poetry books. Her latest book is Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth. She and Kittisaro currently live in the Bay area and have founded the USA based Non Profit, Sacred Mountain Sangha, which has grown out of their work in South Africa. Sacred Mountain Sangha supports the Dharmapala Training, which synthesizes core Mahayana and Theravada teachings and practices in order to support awakening in our times. 

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