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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 has served as resident teacher at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts, taught many months at IMS's Forest Refuge, and served as a Core Faculty member at the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies. She co-authored Older and Wiser: Classical Buddhist Teachings on Aging, Sickness, and Death and has written numerous articles for the Insight Journal of the Barre Center for Buddhist Studies.
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 Establishments 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
2008-01-05 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 - Forest Refuge 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
2007-11-24 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 Mind States 55:53
Reflecting on the early years for practice–how we often try to get free of difficult states by engaging in battle with them. Gradually, we learn to shift from fighting mindstates to receiving them with an open heart. We see that there is a softening taking place simply through being willing to embrace them.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Buddhist Contemplations (9 days)
1997-12-11 Getting The Most Out Of Integration After Retreat 53:27
This talk spotlights things we experience during integration at the end of retreat and considers how to use re-entry well. Because of an enhanced sensitivity we are keenly aware of our usual mode of interacting, the impulsiveness of our actions, the impact of our speech. We also see our innate goodness with greater clarity. We need to feel the impact of all of this so that we reap the greatest benefit. Exhale retreat; inhale the rest of our lives. And try not to judge our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 1997 Three Month Retreat
1998-04-15 Dealing With Ill-Will 50:11
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 50:22
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

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