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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.
2011-01-14 How Did I Get Here? 48:18
When we snap out of states we often ask: how did I get here? How we answer depends on our levels of non-attachment and insight.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2011-01-07 The Way We Are... and The Way We Want To Be 47:13
This talk address the apparent conflict in practice between opening to the way we are and, at the same time, aspiring towards freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge January 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-08-23 Doubt and Confusion 52:10
This talk includes a brief description of the classical meaning of skeptical doubt as well as a more comprehensive examination of everyday doubt and confusion and how to work with this state.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-08-16 It May Get Worse Before It Gets Better 53:21
In the early years, practice is driven by the very states we are trying to overcome. But it seems to get worse before it gets better - as we let go of self-view.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge August 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
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

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