A Day of Mindful Practice with Kittisaro and Thanissara

  • 25 Mar 2018
  • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • 400 East Main
  • 5



A Day of Mindful Practice with Kittisaro and Thanissara

Mindfulness is the art of non-judgmental attention applied to the internal and external experience of the present moment as it is felt within body, mind and heart. While mindfulness reduces stress and increases well being in daily life, it's also central to the realization of inner freedom and deep peace. We will explore different dimensions of mindfulness and how to practice it. We will also touch into the transformative power of mindfulness and its ability to reduce negative emotions while increasing kindness, joy and equanimity. There will be talks, guided meditations and group discussion.

Kittisaro, from Tennessee USA, was a Rhodes scholar at Oxford before going to Thailand to ordain with Ajahn Chah in 1976. He was a monk for 15 years and during that time helped found Chithurst Monastery and Devon Vihara in the UK. He also taught extensively during this time and was involved in the training of monks. He disrobed in 1991 and since then has taught internationally, with his wife Thanissara, in the States, Europe, Africa, Canada and Israel. He has studied and practised Chan and Pure Land for 20 years, informed by the Chinese school of Master Hua. Kittisaro has completed two one-year long retreats.

Thanissara is originally from London. She trained in the Thai Forest Tradition of Ajahn Chah for 12 years as a Buddhist nun. With Kittisaro, she has taught meditation retreats internationally since 1992. Together they founded Dharmagiri Hermitage on the border of Lesotho and South Africa in 2000. Thanissara has an MA in Mindfulness Pscyotherapy Practice from the Karuna Institute UK, and is author of Garden of the Midnight RosaryThe Heart of the Bitter Almond Hedge SutraTime to Stand Up, A Buddhist Manifesto for the Earth and has co-authored Listening to the Heart with Kittisaro.

Center for Mindful Living

400 E Main St, Suite 150

Chattanooga, TN 37408

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