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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.
2014-02-03 Straight Talk about Practice 48:12
This talk examines how we attach to the meditation practice in a way that actually obstructs practice. More than anything else … difficulties in practice have to do with an incorrect understanding of practice rather than something we are doing or not doing.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program, Session 2 (1314ISPP2)
2014-02-05 Unexpected Insights While Dancing with the Hindrances 51:19
Developing skill in meditation involves making peace with mental states so that we can investigate them properly and understand them correctly.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program, Session 2 (1314ISPP2)
2014-02-02 Satipatthana: A Brillant Teaching 60:19
A practical understanding of the four foundations of mindfulness—seeing them as both meditation instructions and as a description of presence of mind.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program, Session 2 (1314ISPP2)
2013-10-03 Important Things to Know About Intention 41:31
Though its role in the process of waking up is pivotal, intention is very subtle, rarely conscious, and outside the control of self. Purification of intention is made possible through calm awareness of the things we think/do/say, kindness, and non-judging.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1
2013-10-02 Internalizing Morality 55:00
Over the years of practice we work with the precepts in a number of ways—using resolve and restraint, becoming acquainted with our karmic patterns and feeling the consequences of these, and strengthening skillful states by noticing what it feels like to do good, to behave well.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1
2013-09-30 Faith: Obstacles and Supports 56:07
We confront many obstacles in practice—our karmic conditioning, cultural conditioning, and resistance to the realities of anicca, dukkha, anatta. In order to surmount these obstacles, anyone who wishes to progress along the path, must act on faith and the factors that support that.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1
2013-02-13 The Asavas: Restraining and Using 48:00
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas
2013-02-12 The Asavas: Seeing and Developing 52:20
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas
2013-02-11 Seeing The Asavas 62:09
The Sabbasava Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 2 (All the Taints), deals with the eradication of the three taints: desire for sensual pleasure, desire for being, and ignorance. The taints are defilements brought about and strengthened by unwise attention. The seven methods are: Seeing, Restraining, Using, Enduring, Avoiding, Removing and Developing. This talk begins a five part series on this sutta. It addresses Seeing.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas
2013-02-14 The Asavas: Enduring (brief reflection and reading) 11:29
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

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