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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.
2001-05-30 Restlessness And Worry 1:13:56
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
1997-04-09 Softening The Heart (Around Difficult Mind States) 55:53
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)
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
1997-12-11 Getting The Most Out Of Practice 53:27
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)
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 46:37
This talk examines the Buddha's teaching on punna or meritorious action.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat 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
2007-05-01 Dana: the Buddha's Teaching on Generosity 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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