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Dharma Talks given at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
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

2013-02-12 The Asavas: Seeing and Developing 52:20
  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

2013-02-11 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

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