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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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2002-07-21 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
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
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
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
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
2007-11-03 Words Of Encouragement 47:58
This talk address several potential pitfalls in practice – notions about concentration and mindfulness, thinking that nothing is happening in practice, feeling half here and half not, and “doing” the practice.
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

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