Tag: Thanissara

Q&A with Thanissara: Feminism in a Time of Environmental Crisis

In our latest installment of our Q&A series with Thanissara, we use the sacred feminine as a framework for looking forward: toward environmental action, feminism, and intersectionality in the 21st century. Thanissara is the author of Time to Stand Up: An Engaged Buddhist Manifesto for Our Earth: The Buddha’s Life and Message through Feminine Eyes. Q: What …continue

Q&A with Thanissara: The Source of the Sacred Feminine

Last month, Thanissara kicked off her Sacred Feminine Q&A Series with a discussion of Buddhism, feminism, and what women in particular can offer an world and climate in crisis. Today, we talk about the source of the sacred feminine, and how we can reclaim, harness, and direct it for radical transformation. Thanissara is the author of …continue

The Sacred Feminine: Womb of Wisdom

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re sharing authors’ thoughts on the Sacred Feminine. This excerpt from Thanissara’s Time to Stand Up discusses the roles, and balancing, of masculine and feminine energy within Buddhist tradition and practice. Womb of Wisdom In mindfulness training, body, feeling, mind, and phenomena are placed within that womb of awareness …continue

Q&A with Thanissara: Was the Buddha a Feminist?

In this month’s exploration of the sacred feminine—what it is, what it means, and how it affects us and our world—Thanissara answered some questions about its relationship to Buddhism, the environment, and values-based action. This is the first in a dedicated series of Q&As. In today’s post, we posed the question: was the Buddha a …continue

From Her Body Sprang the Greatest Wealth, Part 2

Guest Post by Thanissara While our climate crisis is catalyzing a social, economic, and energy revolution, we will only repeat old paradigms of exploitation unless we understand that our crisis is rooted in a dualistic consciousness. The consciousness that is wedded to “subject” in relationship to “object,” while fundamental to our everyday experience, veils the truth of our …continue