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Understanding Remorse and its Role in Waking Up
Dates: Aug 28, 2017 - Sep 01, 2017
Days: Mon - Fri (4 Nights)

Instructor(s): Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia

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As we look closely at our actions through body, speech and mind, we often have the feeling of remorse. Not to be confused with regret which can paralyze us and take us down useless paths … remorse, when properly understood and handled, plays a key role in the process of waking up. As practitioners our task is to develop the high degree of objectivity that is required to see and open to our karmic patterns and make peace with their arising. We can then feel the joy of what is useful, the pain of what is not, and the understanding that makes it possible to relate skillfully. This course is intended for students who are interested in strengthening both their theoretical understanding of the topic and their direct experience through practice. It will include contemplation of the suttas, Dhamma talks, reflections, and group discussions. Most of the day will be spent in silent meditation practice, exploring directly and experientially the material covered in the teachings.

Please note that is course requires a prerequisite of one week of continuous silent meditation retreat experience.
  • Gloria Taraniya Ambrosia has been a Dhamma teacher since 1990. She is a student of the western forest sangha, the disciples of Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Chah, and is a Lay Buddhist Minister in association with Abhayagiri Buddhist Monastery in California. She served as resident teacher of IMS in Barre, Massachusetts from 1996 through 1999.