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Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula
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.
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.
2003-01-26 The Cultivation Of Generosity 47:54
This talk examines generosity, the quality of heart that takes us from self-absorption to open-heartedness. Generosity is one of the principle antidotes for the suffering states of greed, hatred and delusion.
2002-07-29 Putting Down The Aggregates - part II 49:07
This talk is about understanding the five aggregates of clinging and seeing them as not self.
2002-07-22 Putting Down The Aggregates - part I 41:52
This talk is about understanding the five aggregates of clinging and seeing them as not self.
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.
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.
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.

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