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Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
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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2010-05-06 Intention: The Last Stronghold Of Self-View (Chanting and Talk) 1:27:27
Explains how intention operates and how it is not self.
Monastic Retreat
2010-04-30 Opening Talk 53:16
Refuges and Precepts
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.
January 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2007-05-26 Spiritual Friendship 52:37
This talk examines some of the Buddha's teachings on wise companionship. It outlines what constitutes spiritual friendship.
Monastic Retreat
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.
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.
Monastic Retreat
2004-04-19 Reflections On The Establishments Of Mindfulness 56:16
Monastic Retreat
2001-05-16 Investigate Down To The Core 66:09
Through meditation practice, we become more skilled at identifying what we are experiencing, opening to it with a loving heart, and examining it with an eye to insight. When we connect fully with what we feel, the heart is not troubled and the nature of experience is apparent.
Buddhist Contemplation
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.
1998-12-12 Accumulating And Sharing Merit 46:37
This talk examines the Buddha's teaching on punna or meritorious action.

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