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Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia's Dharma Talks
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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.
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
2004-04-19 Reflections On The Foundations Of Mindfulness 56:16
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Monastic Retreat
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
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
2008-01-05 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
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
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
2007-11-24 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
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)
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)

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