Meditation Class at ClearSpring Yoga Studio on Thursday nights!
by Zuddhi Yoga
This class includes a 40 minute guided meditation, a dharma talk and discussion. Informed by Buddhism and other contemplative traditions, it will explore themes such as mindfulness, insight, daily life practice and the transformative power of presence.
At ClearSpring Yoga Studio
17 N. Market Street
Thursday Nights @ 7:15pm
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. She is currently involved with Community Empowerment Projects in response to the AIDS pandemic in rural South Africa. Thanissara has an MA in Mindfulness-Based Psychotherapy from Middlesex University & the Karuna Institute, UK and has taught Buddhist meditation internationally for 25 years. She is co-facilitator of the Community Dharma Leader Program at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre CA, and director of Dharmagiri Hermitage and Dharmagiri Outreach which is based in South Africa.
Kittisaro is from Chattanooga and was a Rhodes Scholar at Oxford before going to Thailand to ordain with Ajahn Chah in 1976. He was a Theravadin monk for 15 years and during that time helped found Chithurst Monastery and Devon Vihara in the UK. He taught extensively during this time and was involved in the training of monks. Since then has taught internationally in the States, Europe, South Africa, and Israel. He has studied and practiced Chan and Pure Land for 20 years informed by the Chinese school of Master Hua. Kittisaro has completed two year long silent self retreats and is also a director of Dharmagiri Hermitage and Dharmagiri Outreach which is based in South Africa.