Kindfulness: Where Wisdom and Compassion Meet

A Daylong Women’s Retreat with
Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni

Saturday October 31, 2015
10am – 4pm

San Francisco


The Buddha said that wisdom and compassion are both essential to awakening. They are the wings upon which our spiritual practice takes off and soars. As women practitioners, it is particularly important that we bring these qualities forward as we face and transform our conditioning. On this daylong retreat we will use mindfulness of the body as a foundation to explore where wisdom and compassion meet. Suitable for beginning and experienced meditators.

This daylong is open to all who self-identify as female in a way that is significant to them: we welcome cis, trans, genderqueer, and non-binary practitioners.

COST: This class is by donation, or dana, only. The dana will be divided evenly among the teacher and ATS. Please CLICK HERE for information on the tradition of dana

REGISTRATION: We would like to know how many will attend the daylong, so please take a moment to RSVP HERE. Thank you.

Bring a lunch for yourself and something gluten-free to share with Amma. In the Buddhist Monastic tradition Amma depends completely on alms food and noon is her main meal. 

Please come fragrance free so that those with chemical sensitivities may join.

About Amma: Amma Thanasanti Bhikkhuni was born in California and first encountered the Dhamma in 1979. Since that time she has been committed to awakening. On a trip to Asia she met highly accomplished meditation masters Ajahn Chah, Ajahn Buddhadasa and Dipa Ma. In 1989, she went to England where she joined the nun’s community in the Ajahn Chah Forest Tradition. After 20 years, she left her monastic community to return to the USA where she founded Awakening Truth which aims at integrating ancient teachings into the modern world.

Amma cannot be easily categorized. She blends rigor of early Buddhist teachings, with gentle loving encouragement to help individuals to find their own way – augmenting a fierce and authentic Dhamma with compassion, tenderness, humor and empowerment. Currently she is based at the Shakti Vihara hermitage near the Garden of the Gods in Colorado, where she uses wilderness as a daily part of her practice.


This daylong will take place at Against the Stream in San Francisco: 2701 Folsom Street, San Francisco, CA, 94110.