Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself
Listening to the Heart: Evening Talk & Book Signing
Fee by donation; no pre-registration necessary
March 27, 2015
07:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Learn more about their retreat weekend on Saturday & Sunday here.
Join Kittisaro & Thanissara for the launch of their new book, "Listening to the Heart" for this Friday evening talk.
The Buddha taught “Be a light unto yourself.” He also encouraged the development of spiritual friendship for mutual support along the path. Tonight we invite you to join us in friendship and celebration of the Dharma in our lives that ever guides us as we “Listen into the Heart.”
"Listening to the Heart" will be available for purchase via cash or check.
Fee by donation: Suggested starting donation is $15 but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. For this event all donations are split evenly between the teacher(s) and NYI.
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Kittisaro, a Rhodes scholar from Tennessee, was a Buddhist monk in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah for 15 years. He is also a long time practitioner of Chinese Chan and Pure Land in the school of Master Hsuan Hua. He has done a number of year long silent retreats as well as been engaged in running Dharmagiri Hermitage in South Africa and its Non Profit activities focused on local rural community support. Kittisaro is co-founder of Chattanooga Insight and has been deeply involved the last five years in elder care of his aged father in Chattanooga. Kittisaro is currently writing a book focused on the sacred within the journey of life.
Thanissara, originally from London, was a Buddhist nun for 12 years in the Forest School of Ajahn Chah. She has been teaching Buddhism and meditation internationally for the last 25 years. She has an MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy Practice and currently resides & works between the US & South Africa. She is co-founder of Dharmagiri South Africa, and is currently focused on Dharma and climate action. Thanissara is author of the “Heart of the Bitter Almond Hedge Sutra” which explores the resonances of Colonialism in South Africa and the exploitation of the Earth in the context of the Heart Sutra. Her new book “Time to Stand Up, A Buddhist Manifesto for the Earth” is due in 2015.