Friday, December 11, 2015

A Thousand Thoughts by Ariya B. Baumann

Ariya B. Baumann was born and raised in Switzerland. She started to practise meditation during her training as a music and dance teacher at the conservatory in Zürich. In 1992, she went to Myanmar (Burma) and ordained as a nun under Sayadaw U Janaka and for many years she practised vipassana and metta meditation under his guidance. Later she assisted the Sayadaws by translating talks and interviews for foreign meditators. In 2006, she changed to the Chanmyay Myaing Meditation Centre, Yangon, where she assisted Sayadaw U Indaka as well as teaching the foreign meditators herself.

In 2013, she disrobed and is now based in Switzerland from where she continues to teach vipassana and metta meditation courses worldwide.

She has translated several Dhamma books from Burmese to English and German, including Sayadaw U Indaka’s books on metta and the factors of enlightenment.



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Saturday, December 05, 2015

Cultivation Of The Four Efforts by Thanissara

Thanissara, a practitioner since 1975, was a Theravada nun for 12 years in the tradition of Ajahn Chah and has taught internationally the last 20 years. She is co-founder and director of Dharmagiri Hermitage and Outreach in South Africa and spends time between there and the US. She has an MA in Mindfulness Psychotherapy Practice from Karuna Institute and Middlesex University UK and is currently co-facilitator of the Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock.



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