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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.
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)
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
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
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
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
2002-07-14 Contemplating Impermanence 45:09
Opening to the uncertainty of life and learning to stop expecting things to be any way other than the way they are.
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula
2002-07-21 Intention: A Simple Matter Of Choice? 50:40
Though it's role in the process of waking up is pivotal, intention is very subtle, rarely conscious, and outside the control of self. Purification is made possible through the appropriate use of mindfulness to the things we do and say.
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula
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
2002-07-08 Reflection And Insight 34:37
This talk describes the use of contemplation and reflection in the meditation practice and explains the difference between reflective and discursive thought.
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula

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