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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.
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2002-07-07 Refuge In The Triple Gem 41:52
This talk includes reflections on the practical and transcendent aspects of going to the Triple Gem of refuge.
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula
2002-07-04 Taming Karmic Impulses 46:58
As meditators, we develop the capacity to relate anew to sensory input so that we are less and less preoccupied with the content of sensations, feelings and thoughts. From this new vantage point we are more able to see the clinging that leads to suffering.
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula
2001-05-30 Restlessness And Worry 1:14:16
Contemplating restlessness and worry -- what this mind state consists of and how to recognize it; name it; embrace it; and investigate it according to the Buddhist teachings.
Cambridge Insight Meditation Center
2001-05-16 Investigate Down To The Core 66:09
Through meditation practice, we become more skilled at identifying what we are experiencing, opening to it with a loving heart, and examining it with an eye to insight. When we connect fully with what we feel, the heart is not troubled and the nature of experience is apparent.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Buddhist Contemplation
2000-06-10 Contemplating The Body As The Four Elements 50:43
This talk draws from a number of suttas to demonstrate both the importance of developing body awareness and the skills needed to do it well.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1998-12-12 Accumulating And Sharing Merit 46:52
This talk examines the Buddha's teaching on punna or meritorious action.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1998-04-15 Dealing With Ill-Will 50:25
This talk examines all kinds of ill-will from mild irritation to murderous rage and how to deal with it.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1997-12-11 Getting The Most Out Of Practice 53:46
This talk examines situations that come up during integration week - the openness, the tending to hold on to retreat, the tendency to judge our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three Month Retreat (86 days)
1997-04-09 Softening The Heart (Around Difficult Mind States) 56:12
This talks addresses noticing how the practice results in an ever-increasing capacity to embrace one's difficult states of mind.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Buddhist Contemplations (9 days)

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