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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.
2014-06-02 Right Understanding and Right Intention 52:54
This talk examines the classical teaching on the wisdom section of the eightfold path—right understanding/view and right intention/attitude.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 3 (ISPP3)
2014-06-03 Contemplating Impermanence 53:07
Opening to the uncertainty of life and learning to stop expecting things to be any way other than the way they are.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 3 (ISPP3)
2014-06-04 Nuns' Tea and the First Noble Truth 39:40
Using a simple example of stress in every day life, this talk examines the Buddha’s teaching on the first noble truth – particularly, “having to associate with things we don’t like, be separated from things we like, and not get what we want.” It considers the insights that accompany opening to this truth.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 3 (ISPP3)
2014-06-05 The Threefold Bliss 50:18
The talk explores worldly or human happiness, celestial or heavenly happiness and transcendent happiness or Nibbana.
Barre Center for Buddhist Studies Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 3 (ISPP3)
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)
2013-10-02 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
2013-10-03 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
2013-09-30 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

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