Escaping Samsara

Buddhist Women Miniseries Ep.1 with Willa Tania

October 15, 2021 Nathan Thompson & Evgeny Dziatko Episode 42
Escaping Samsara
Buddhist Women Miniseries Ep.1 with Willa Tania
Show Notes

What is going on in the mind of advanced meditators? How does someone who spent years as a nun see the world? Let's listen in...

Buddhism, especially the Therevadha tradition which we cover a lot on this podcast, has always had female practitioners and leaders but they have historically been sidelined.

So in this new series, we talk to female practitioners about their paths, starting with Willa Tania who is a former Buddhist nun in the Ajahn Chah tradition and is currently a counsellor living in New Zealand

Show Notes

  • Fist spiritual experience in nature
  • Diet and spiritual practice
  • Relationship between psychotherapy and Buddhism
  • The heart practices of Buddhism (Brahmavihara)
  • The usefulness of guided meditations
  • “Buddhist practices are holographic”
  • Social Justice and anger energy
  • What is Nibbana?
  • "Joy and happiness are primary"