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Ehipassiko — Come and See for Yourself


Listening to the Heart
Kittisaro, Thanissara
Saturday: 10am-5pm, Sunday: 10am-2pm

March 28, 2015 - March 29, 2015
10:00 am - 05:00 pm

Online registration is now closed.
Walk-in registration is available via cash or check.

Join Thanissara and Kittisaro for their book signing on Friday.

This Dharma teaches “our heart / mind (citta) is already pure, luminous, free and endowed with wisdom.” Realizing this is the fruit of practice while the embodiment of this truth is the path of practice. To walk this path is a life time undertaking which is made all the sweeter through fellowship within “beloved community.”  This weekend we explore teachings and practices of freedom while deepening support of ourselves within community. Besides drawing from classical teachings of Dharma and meditation, we will also focus on practices and teachings from Kuan Yin bodhisattva of deep wisdom and compassion, who is a metaphor for our true heart. There will be Dharma teachings, meditation practice, discussion, chanting, ceremony and cultivation of authentic inquiry.

Saturday and Sunday's teachings are meant to be taken as a whole; please attend both dates.

This event is suitable for practitioners of all levels.

Registration fee does not include teacher support.

Teacher support: Suggested starting donation is $45 for the weekend but whatever you offer is greatly appreciated and no one is ever turned away for lack of funds. All donations go to support the teacher(s).


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Kittisaro 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.

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Thanissara 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.

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