Bio: Thanissara, from London, was a Buddhist nun for 12 years in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah, and has taught meditation retreats internationally with her partner Kittisaro since 1992. Together they founded Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in 2000 in South Africa and co-founded several community HIV/Aids response projects in rural KwaZulu Natal. With Kittisaro, she co-authored Listening to the Heart, A Contemplative Guide to Engaged Buddhism. She is also author of Time To Stand Up, A Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth, and the poetry books Garden of the Midnight Rosary, and The Heart of the Bitter Almond Hedge Sutra. Thanissara and Kittisaro recently launched Sacred Mountain Sangha, a California based Non Profit that currently hosts various trainings, courses, events, classes, including the two-year Dharmapala Training. Thanissara is a climate activist and co-founder of PAEAN, Peoples Alliance for Earth Action Now, an initiative in response to the failure of COP26. She is a devotee of Quan Yin and offers all devotion to the depth intelligence of Pachamama, the living spirit of Mother Nature, Grandmother Earth. http://www.dharmagiri.org http://www.sacredmountainsangha.org

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  1. The article’s (10/3) message is clear and profound. Thank you. Am enjoying the ecosatva training and Time to Stand Up. Feeling hopeful because of the people I’m meeting, wisdom I’m hearing, love that’s radiating. I deeply bow to everyone and everything.


    1. thanks robert – glad you are enjoying the ecosattva training and the book – yes, staying hopefully, in the midst of everything, feels important.


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