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Standing in Solidarity

Part 2: Thanissara


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Thanissara, a frequent and cherished partner of One Earth Sangha, gave the second talk of our Standing in Solidarity gathering.
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This talk was a part of our Standing in Solidarity gathering on October 10, 2021. In honor of Indigenous Peoples’ Day and support of the protests at the White House in Washington, DC October 11 through 15, One Earth Sangha hosted this online exploration of what it means to stand in solidarity with life. Roshi Joan Halifax, Thanissara, and Kaira Jewel Lingo offered compassionate, galvanizing Dharma offerings and invitations to go further and deeper on our collective path of engaged practice.

Part 1 (Roshi Joan Halifax) | Part 2 (Thanissara) | Part 3 (Kaira Jewel Lingo)

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Thanissara embodies the integration of the contemplative with the activist. Trained in the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition, she was a monastic for 12 years. She and husband Kittisaro founded Dharmagiri in South Africa where they integrated activism on AIDS with hosting Theravadan retreats. As senior teachers at Spirit Rock, Thanissara and Kittisaro later co-founded Sacred Mountain Sangha based in California. She has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy from the UK, and is author of several books, including Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth — The Buddha’s Life and Message through Feminine Eyes.
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