An Integrated Awakening: From Separation to Seamless Reality (1.5CR)

PREVIEW: "What do we turn the mind to?"


  • basic Buddhist philosophy and dharma.
  • Buddhist terminology and practices.
  • what to turn the mind to instead of our habitual modes of thinking and acting.
  • how to begin integrating one's sense of separation into the larger interconnectedness.
  • PRACTICE: short meditation.

"An Integrated Awakening: from Separation to Seamless Reality"
with Thanissara

Through 2,600 years of geographical and cultural adaptations, the heart of the Buddha’s message still remains relevant for our times. This is because it points to timeless truths, the primacy of mind as a force for good or ill, and the deeper nature of mind as indivisible and timeless consciousness. Realization of the unchanging nature of mind alleviates many of our fears, and puts the challenges  of life into perspective. However, this doesn’t preclude us from engaging a world on fire, which urgently calls for our attention. This is done through training as a Bodhisattva, one who serves the Dharma, sentient beings, and the Earth, through embodied, compassionate activity.

This talk will explore core Buddhist practices of ethics, mindfulness, wise understanding, and the transformation of suffering through compassion and authenticity.

A Little about Thanissara...

Thanissara is Anglo-Irish, and originally from London. She trained in the Burmese school of U Ba Khin in the late 1970’s, and went on to ordain as a nun in the Thai Forest school of Ajahn Chah for 12 years. She left the monastery in 1991, married, and together with her husband and teaching partner Kittisaro, established Dharmagiri Insight Meditation Center in South Africa. She helped fund raise for, and guide several HIV/Aids response projects in rural KwaZulu Natal. She has taught numerous meditation retreats internationally, and has an MA in Mindfulness Based Psychotherapy. She is a core teacher at Insight Meditation Society, MA, and affiliated teacher at Spirit Rock, CA. She is author of several poetry books, co-author with Kittisaro of Listening to the Heart, and author of Time To Stand Up, An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth. She currently lives in the Bay area, CA.

The masterclass runs for about 75 minutes. You will have instant and ongoing access to the online recording so you can watch it whenever you want, how often you want.


If you're new to online workshops, don't worry, it's very easy. It's just like any workshop, except on video and online.

After you submit your payment, you’ll be sent an email with the link to the masterclass website page. There you can watch the workshop and will be given an option to download the video to your personal wisdom library. You don’t need any special software or equipment. You can watch the workshop streaming online, but if you don't have an excellent wifi connection, it will be best to download the video before viewing. 


“This talk "Awakening from Separation" given by Thanissara impacted me deeply”   Richard

“Thanissara's clear and thoughtful approach to the dharma was just what I needed to hear. Thank you.” – Jen

“I love these offerings! So nice to have access to such thoughtful teachings when you live in a place as remote as I do.” – John


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Thanissara's talk is part of a 15-hr series exploring the teachings of Buddhism. Save 50% by purchasing all eleven videos today. 

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