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Dharma Talks given at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
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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.
Integrated Study and Practice Program, Session 3 (ISPP3)

2014-02-05 Unexpected Insights While Dancing with the Hindrances 51:19
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Developing skill in meditation involves making peace with mental states so that we can investigate them properly and understand them correctly.
Integrated Study & Practice Program, Session 2 (1314ISPP2)

2014-02-03 Straight Talk about Practice 48:12
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk examines how we attach to the meditation practice in a way that actually obstructs practice. More than anything else … difficulties in practice have to do with an incorrect understanding of practice rather than something we are doing or not doing.
Integrated Study & Practice Program, Session 2 (1314ISPP2)

2014-02-02 Satipatthana: A Brillant Teaching 60:19
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
A practical understanding of the four foundations of mindfulness—seeing them as both meditation instructions and as a description of presence of mind.
Integrated Study & Practice Program, Session 2 (1314ISPP2)

2013-10-03 Important Things to Know About Intention 41:31
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Though its role in the process of waking up is pivotal, intention is very subtle, rarely conscious, and outside the control of self. Purification of intention is made possible through calm awareness of the things we think/do/say, kindness, and non-judging.
Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1

2013-10-02 Internalizing Morality 55:00
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
Over the years of practice we work with the precepts in a number of ways—using resolve and restraint, becoming acquainted with our karmic patterns and feeling the consequences of these, and strengthening skillful states by noticing what it feels like to do good, to behave well.
Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1

2013-09-30 Faith: Obstacles and Supports 56:07
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
We confront many obstacles in practice—our karmic conditioning, cultural conditioning, and resistance to the realities of anicca, dukkha, anatta. In order to surmount these obstacles, anyone who wishes to progress along the path, must act on faith and the factors that support that.
Integrated Study & Practice Program Week 1 - 13/14ISPP1

2013-02-14 The Asavas: Avoiding and Removing 49:35
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

2013-02-14 The Asavas: Enduring (brief reflection and reading) 11:29
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

2013-02-13 The Asavas: Restraining and Using 48:00
Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia
This talk is part of a five part series on the Sabbasava Sutta (MN2), one of the most important and practical suttas in the Pali Canon. It summarizes our deeply entrenched patterns of delusion and suffering and the methods by which these are managed and overcome.
Bhavana Program: Understanding the Asavas

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