SMS – TESTIMONIALS

TESTIMONIALS

My daughters (age 11, 13) and I participated in the Prayer Circle in 2020 and 2021. We practiced with you daily, either live, or with recordings and it was a transformative experience for all of us. We have a regular practice and morning sadhana as a family, however your offering connected with them deeply and touched their hearts.

Together we experienced a vast opening, and sense of sangha, gratitude and oneness with all beings.

This has carried over in many aspects of their lives. I often hear them throughout the day chanting in the background as they go about their play and lives.

Recently, they joined me with morning chanting again, and we revisited the practice you offered. We are eager to see your upcoming offerings!

We wish you deep Metta and blessings in your lives.

Rebecca, Emily (13), Fiona (11)

I have taken part in many offerings with Thanissara and Kittisaro and their teachings never fail to take me beyond where I have perhaps lazed.

Their in person retreats stretch beyond places I might have paused before, or filled in gaping spaces. Their online offerings have been a staple in the last couple of years and I have found them all unique and expansive. The breath-work they offer is astonishing, leaving me feeling nourished and energized all day (I do this on my own now as a regular practice).

Thanissara’s offerings around the health and care of Mother Earth are steadfast and ongoing. Sacred Mountain’s retreat offerings from South Africa have brought the wise and connected Baba Mandaza’s voice into our Dharma mainstream. I am so grateful for all I have learned and continue to learn. And no one can invoke the forces for good like Thanissara!

Quilley P.

Thank you so much for holding the Kuan Yin Compassion ceremony.

It is changing the fabric of my being and relations with others close and far and somehow I’m profoundly drawn into it – I still hear the ceremony practically continuously in my head and I have been awake twice now at 3am to practice it over and haven’t been tired later.

Thank you so much for this unexpected treasure.

Thank you. It has opened a crack from which I can see there’s a field of so much more beauty and love to share within me when I’d thought there wasn’t much, and what I have isn’t valuable.

From this ceremony I feel the value of my compassion and what brings forth my love and care.

Thank you.

Georgina P.

Thanissara and Kittisaro’s teachings are both timeless and particularly crucial in this era of global crisis.

Their guidance grounds us in ethical living, social and ecological justice, and skillfully working with the mind.

The rare gem of their offering is their ability to guide us into the direct experience of awareness itself – the sacred presence of the heart, connected to the web of life.

They lead by example, and share their wisdom with brilliance and gentle humor.

It is no surprise that they are surrounded by a radiant, diverse, and activist sangha, which has become my spiritual home.

Djuna D.

Kittisaro glows; having prayed powerfully and with such love to Kuan Yin for so long, he simply radiates the energy of the divine whenever he refers to her or prays to her, (which is pretty much all the time).

Thanissara took the more difficult path; whilst Kittisaro is praying, she is in the trenches, working as a spiritual activist for Mother Earth.

She is an articulate, courageous and compassionate spokesperson with a heart that longs to save every sentient being from harm.

Together they create a powerful force of good for the world. They are lucky to have each other.

We are lucky to have them.

Robyn S.

I am so fortunate to have been able to study these beautiful practices with Kittisaro and Thanissara in the retreat setting, their online training, sacred sangha calls and now through online retreats.

I love the mix of Theravada and Mahayana practices and their use of chanting and bowing practice.

Their teachings have helped me deepen my practice on many levels over the last several years.

Every time I sit with them I learn something new that brings me to more and more intricate levels of awakening.

These teachers are a gift to this world and I appreciate them immensely.

Nicola W.

TESTIMONIALS

My daughters (age 11, 13) and I participated in the Prayer Circle in 2020 and 2021. We practiced with you daily, either live, or with recordings and it was a transformative experience for all of us. We have a regular practice and morning sadhana as a family, however your offering connected with them deeply and touched their hearts.

Together we experienced a vast opening, and sense of sangha, gratitude and oneness with all beings.

This has carried over in many aspects of their lives. I often hear them throughout the day chanting in the background as they go about their play and lives.

Recently, they joined me with morning chanting again, and we revisited the practice you offered. We are eager to see your upcoming offerings!

We wish you deep Metta and blessings in your lives.

Rebecca, Emily (13), Fiona (11)

I have taken part in many offerings with Thanissara and Kittisaro and their teachings never fail to take me beyond where I have perhaps lazed.

Their in person retreats stretch beyond places I might have paused before, or filled in gaping spaces. Their online offerings have been a staple in the last couple of years and I have found them all unique and expansive. The breath-work they offer is astonishing, leaving me feeling nourished and energized all day (I do this on my own now as a regular practice).

Thanissara’s offerings around the health and care of Mother Earth are steadfast and ongoing. Sacred Mountain’s retreat offerings from South Africa have brought the wise and connected Baba Mandaza’s voice into our Dharma mainstream. I am so grateful for all I have learned and continue to learn. And no one can invoke the forces for good like Thanissara!

Quilley P.

Thank you so much for holding the Kuan Yin Compassion ceremony.

It is changing the fabric of my being and relations with others close and far and somehow I’m profoundly drawn into it – I still hear the ceremony practically continuously in my head and I have been awake twice now at 3am to practice it over and haven’t been tired later.

Thank you so much for this unexpected treasure.

Thank you. It has opened a crack from which I can see there’s a field of so much more beauty and love to share within me when I’d thought there wasn’t much, and what I have isn’t valuable.

From this ceremony I feel the value of my compassion and what brings forth my love and care.

Thank you.

Georgina P.

Thanissara and Kittisaro’s teachings are both timeless and particularly crucial in this era of global crisis.

Their guidance grounds us in ethical living, social and ecological justice, and skillfully working with the mind.

The rare gem of their offering is their ability to guide us into the direct experience of awareness itself – the sacred presence of the heart, connected to the web of life.

They lead by example, and share their wisdom with brilliance and gentle humor.

It is no surprise that they are surrounded by a radiant, diverse, and activist sangha, which has become my spiritual home.

Djuna D.

Kittisaro glows; having prayed powerfully and with such love to Kuan Yin for so long, he simply radiates the energy of the divine whenever he refers to her or prays to her, (which is pretty much all the time).

Thanissara took the more difficult path; whilst Kittisaro is praying, she is in the trenches, working as a spiritual activist for Mother Earth.

She is an articulate, courageous and compassionate spokesperson with a heart that longs to save every sentient being from harm.

Together they create a powerful force of good for the world. They are lucky to have each other.

We are lucky to have them.

Robyn S.

I am so fortunate to have been able to study these beautiful practices with Kittisaro and Thanissara in the retreat setting, their online training, sacred sangha calls and now through online retreats.

I love the mix of Theravada and Mahayana practices and their use of chanting and bowing practice.

Their teachings have helped me deepen my practice on many levels over the last several years.

Every time I sit with them I learn something new that brings me to more and more intricate levels of awakening.

These teachers are a gift to this world and I appreciate them immensely.

Nicola W.