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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.
2010-08-09 Cultivate Non-Attachment 52:12
Through practice we learn to relate with non-attachment to the condition of the body and mind as well as the conditions of our lives. We do this through the practice of the four foundations of mindfulness, the cultivation of somadhi and the gradual eroding of self-view. Then we are well-positioned for insight.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-08-02 Recognizing and Understanding Obstructive Tendencies 57:15
Examines the tendency to seek gratification through the senses and the tendency to be preoccupied with objects of the mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-05-06 Intention: The Last Stronghold Of Self-View (Chanting and Talk) 1:27:27
Explains how intention operates and how it is not self.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Monastic Retreat
2010-05-02 Faith - Obstacles and Supports for Practice 63:39
As we practice, we confront our karma, cultural conditioning, and the realities of anicca, dukkha, anatta. Anyone who wishes to progress along the path, must act on faith and the factors that support that.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Monastic Retreat
2010-04-30 Opening Talk 53:16
Refuges and Precepts
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Monastic Retreat
2008-01-28 Unexpected Insights While Dancing With The Hindrances 55:54
Developing skill in meditation involves making peace with mental states so that we can investigate them properly and understand them correctly
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-01-20 The Five Indriya Or Spiritual Faculties 65:13
This talk defines what constitutes the five spiritual faculties and what it takes to develop them. It offers a hands-on understanding of how faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration, and wisdom, when developed, lead to freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-01-05 Resolving To Change And Accepting Who We Are 48:34
This talk explains the skillful use of resolve and restraint. It also examines the open-hearted acceptance of who we are and what arises within us.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center January 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-11-24 Cleaning Up Our Act 50:51
This talk examines the Buddha’s Teaching on intention. It walks through how we identify with all the five aggregates.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-11-16 The Threefold Bliss 55:28
The talk explores worldly or human happiness, celestial or heavenly happiness and transcendent happiness or Nibbana
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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