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Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia's Dharma Talks
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia has been offering instruction in Theravada Buddhist teachings and practices since 1990. She is a student of the western forest sangha, the disciples of Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Chah, and is a Lay Buddhist Minister in association with Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California. She served as resident teacher of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts from 1996 through 1999. Taraniya teaches at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies and at Dhamma centers in the United States.
2014-12-30 New Year 2015 47:28
Making full use of perception of the new year to skillfully look back to where we have been and forward to where we are going. .. and at the same time, collapsing time to the present moment.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2014 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2014-09-29 Refuge in the Buddha 13:17
This talk examines both the classical and subtle meaning of going to the Buddha for refuge. The classical refuge in the Buddha involves refuge in the historic Buddha, while the subtle refuge occurs whenever we rest in the simple knowing of experience.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 4 (ISPP4)
2014-09-30 Refuge in Dhamma 7:01
This talk examines both the classical and subtle meaning of going to the Dhamma for refuge. The classical refuge in Dhamma involves refuge in the teachings of the Buddha as set forth in the Pāli Canon. The subtle refuge involves taking refuge in things as they really are … understanding the subtle truths underlying all experience.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 4 (ISPP4)
2014-10-01 Refuge in Sangha 6:33
This talk examines both the classical and subtle meaning of going to the Sangha for refuge. The classical refuge in Sangha involves going forth into monastic life and/or turning to elders for guidance along the way. The subtle refuge involves knowing directly the happiness that comes from keeping impeccable silā.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 4 (ISPP4)
2013-10-02 Internalizing Morality 55:00
Over the years of practice we work with the precepts in a number of ways—using resolve and restraint, becoming acquainted with our karmic patterns and feeling the consequences of these, and strengthening skillful states by noticing what it feels like to do good, to behave well.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1
2013-09-30 Faith: Obstacles and Supports 56:07
We confront many obstacles in practice—our karmic conditioning, cultural conditioning, and resistance to the realities of anicca, dukkha, anatta. In order to surmount these obstacles, anyone who wishes to progress along the path, must act on faith and the factors that support that.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1
2013-02-13 The Asavas: Restraining and Using 48:00
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas
2013-02-12 The Asavas: Seeing and Developing 52:20
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas
2013-02-11 Seeing The Asavas 62:09
The Sabbasava Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 2 (All the Taints), deals with the eradication of the three taints: desire for sensual pleasure, desire for being, and ignorance. The taints are defilements brought about and strengthened by unwise attention. The seven methods are: Seeing, Restraining, Using, Enduring, Avoiding, Removing and Developing. This talk begins a five part series on this sutta. It addresses Seeing.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas
2013-02-14 The Asavas: Enduring (brief reflection and reading) 11:29
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

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