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Retreat Dharma Talks at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 3 (ISPP3)

2014-06-01 (6 days) Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

2014-06-02 Right Understanding and Right Intention 52:54
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk examines the classical teaching on the wisdom section of the eightfold path—right understanding/view and right intention/attitude.
2014-06-03 Contemplating Impermanence 53:07
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Opening to the uncertainty of life and learning to stop expecting things to be any way other than the way they are.
2014-06-04 Nuns' Tea and the First Noble Truth 39:40
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Using a simple example of stress in every day life, this talk examines the Buddha’s teaching on the first noble truth – particularly, “having to associate with things we don’t like, be separated from things we like, and not get what we want.” It considers the insights that accompany opening to this truth.
2014-06-05 The Threefold Bliss 50:18
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
The talk explores worldly or human happiness, celestial or heavenly happiness and transcendent happiness or Nibbana.
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