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Ruth Denison



Ruth Denison (1922–2015) was an American Buddhist meditation teacher. She brought Vipassana meditation to the West and was the fist woman teacher endowed by U Ba Khin in Burma. She opened Dhamma Dena Desert Vipassana Center in Joshua Tree, California in 1976, and lived there until her death in 2015.

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Letting Go

A clip from Ruth Denison's teachings during 2010 Women's Fall Retreat at Dhamma Dena Desert Vipassana Center. Ruth Denison studied in Burma in the early 1960's with the meditation master Sayagi U Ba Khin.

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Meetings with Remarkable Women: Buddhist Teachers in America

This book celebrates the flowering of women in American Buddhism. Lenore Friedman set out to explore this phenomenon by interviewing some of the remarkable women who were teaching Buddhism in the United States.

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Ruth Denison

Ruth talks about working with her teacher, U Ba Khin.

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Dancing in the Dharma: The Life and Teachings of Ruth Denison

Ruth Denison was one of the great innovators in the early years of Buddhism in the West.

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Bowing to Life Deeply

Ruth Denison is the founder and resident teacher of Dhamma Dena Desert Vipassana Center in Joshua Tree, California. She is the first generation of women teachers of vipassanā in the West, and has been teaching at Insight Meditation Society in Barre since its inception in 1976.

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A Visit With Ruth Denison

A beautiful interview with Ruth Denison created by Ann Hershey and Carol Osmer-Newhoue in 1995.

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Writing the Ruth Denison Story

Ruth Denison, pioneer Buddhist teacher, died in February 2015 after forty years of inspired, innovative teaching. Sandy Boucher, her student and biographer, gives a candid account of the tangles and revelations in chronicling the life of her gifted mentor.

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Ruth Denison

"You are the ocean."

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You Are Free - A Portrait of Ruth Denison

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Simple Things - Ruth Denison

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