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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.
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
2007-05-01 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
2004-05-05 Attachment To Precepts And Practices 1:14:54
If we only understand the practices of dana, sila and bhavana (generosity, morality and meditation) conceptually, we may miss the deep meaning and purpose of these practices and may never quite experience their benefits.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
2004-04-22 Freedom Through Form: Reflections On The Monastic Life 63:13
Reflections upon (1) the importance of having a common value base and actively living by those values. (2) the great support that living in community offers, and (3) the importance of making an emotional connection with the teachings through devotional practices.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Monastic Retreat
2004-04-19 Reflections On The Foundations Of Mindfulness 56:16
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Monastic Retreat
2003-06-12 Craving, the Sense Realm, and Self 57:37
This talk examines the nature of the sense realm and considers how we give rise to craving in relation to sensory experience. It also examines the distortions that self-view sets up and the relationship between craving and the wrong-view of self.
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula

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