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Dharma Talks given at Barre Center for Buddhist Studies
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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

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

1998-04-28 The quarrelsome monks of Kosambi (frame story containing Jataka #72 -- the virtuous elephant king and another Jataka). 48:25
Margo McLoughlin

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