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Dharma Talks given at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
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2013-02-11 Seeing The Asavas 62:09
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
The Sabbasava Sutta, Majjhima Nikaya 2 (All the Taints), deals with the eradication of the three taints: desire for sensual pleasure, desire for being, and ignorance. The taints are defilements brought about and strengthened by unwise attention. The seven methods are: Seeing, Restraining, Using, Enduring, Avoiding, Removing and Developing. This talk begins a five part series on this sutta. It addresses Seeing.
Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

2009-06-07 Understanding the Practice of Generosity 49:48
  Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
The talk includes stories about learning generosity through giving to monks and nuns during the daily dawn walk (pindapad) in Thailand … that is, eeing how this opens a logjam in the heart and one experiences the sheer joy of giving. This talk also outlines and gives examples of the different kinds of giving as listed in AN 8.31 and 8.33.
Integrated Study and Practice Program II, 2009-2010, Study Retreat 1

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