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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.
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
2007-11-11 What Is Wisdom All About? 48:43
This talk address the experience of wisdom as understanding the noble truths and the law of karma which results in a mind/heart that has replaced greed, hatred, and cruelty with non-attachment, kindness and compassion.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-11-03 Words Of Encouragement 47:58
This talk address several potential pitfalls in practice – notions about concentration and mindfulness, thinking that nothing is happening in practice, feeling half here and half not, and “doing” the practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2007 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-05-01 Dana 57:58
This talk outlines the different kinds of giving and reflects upon the Buddha's teaching on generosity.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Monastic Retreat
2005-05-14 Where's The Joy In Practice? 1:31:13
With so much emphasis on dukkha, on overcoming the five hindrances, etc., our practice can at times seem bleak. We can balance this and lighten the heart by knowing where and how to find the joy in practice.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center

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