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Greg Scharf's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf has practiced with Western and Asian teachers in the Theravada tradition since 1992, and has been teaching residential retreats since 2007. His teaching emphasizes the confluence of love and wisdom on the path to liberation. If you feel drawn to donate to Greg on this website, he says, "Please consider making a donation to Dharma Seed instead - Dharma Seed needs your support!"
2012-04-18 Curiosity, Impermanence and the Heart of Loving Kindness 58:55
Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2011-12-01 Love and Emptiness 52:18
This talk, given at the close of the annual 3-month retreat at IMS, examines the practice of Loving-kindness as an expression of the deepest wisdom.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-11-18 What is insight? 57:40
An exploration into the nature of insight and how it unfolds in practice on both personal and more universal levels.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-11-09 Five Subjects for Frequent Reflection 58:00
Five contemplations recommended by the Buddha that can help us connect with the quality of Samvega or spiritual urgency.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-10-27 The Direct Path 58:53
Drawing on references from the Satipatthana Sutta, this talk explores four qualities of mind & heart which the Buddha emphasized as being an essential part of our approach to meditation practice.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-06-06 Opening To Dukkha and the Arising of Faith 58:28
Liberation of Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-11-18 Patience - The Art Of Caring Slowly 57:27
The poet John Ciardi defined patience as the art of caring slowly. This talk explores the qualities of this powerful and essential parami.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-11-11 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 57:31
An overview of the 7 Factors of Enlightenment - powerful, wholesome, helpful, mental factors which arise naturally in practice and directly incline the mind & heart toward liberation
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2010-06-07 Finding Our True Refuge - A Path With Heart 52:37
Connecting with the truth of impermanence and our own mortality helps us find a place of true refuge in life, independent of changing conditions
Liberation of Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat
2010-05-31 The Five Hindrances 55:07
A discussion of the difficulties we encounter in our practice and some suggestions for how to work with them skillfully.
Loving Friendliness: Metta Retreat

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