How can we have the clarity of mind and freedom of heart to deal wisely with the difficulties we face, such as climate crisis? Host, Marlena Willis, talks with Buddhist teachers, Thanissaro and Kittisaro, about their journey to engaged Buddhism and how meditation practice can give us tools to make positive change in our world.
Kittisaro, from Chattanooga TN, is a Rhodes Scholar and was a monk for 15 years in the Thai Forest School of Ajahn Chah. He also practices Chinese Chan and Pure Land informed by Master Hua, and has co-authored, with Thanissara, Listening to the Heart, A Contemplative Journey to Engaged Buddhism.
Thanissara, from London UK, spent 12 years as a Buddhist nun of the Thai Forest School. She has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy Practice, and has written several books, including poetry books. Her latest book is Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth.
Kittisaro & Thanissara have taught Dharma and meditation internationally for 35 years and together co-founded two Non Profits, Dharmagiri Sacred Mountain Retreat in South Africa in 2000 and Sacred Mountain Sangha in California in 2017. They run a two-year training focusing on “Depth Dharma for Our Times”, and are currently on the Spirit Rock Teacher Council.