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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!"
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
2009-11-15 Getting And Not Getting 51:07
Much of our conditioning is about getting and having (things, experiences, etc) Our path in meditation and dharma practice is much more about letting go, relinquishment and surrender.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-14 The First Buddhist Nuns 56:40
The Therigatha is a collection of enlightenment poems of the first Buddhist Nuns. The stories of the lives of these remarkable women and their poems of awakening can serve as a great inspiration to us as we follow in their footsteps.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-11 Guided Metta Meditation - Neutral and Difficult Person 45:52
A short introduction to working with the neutraland difficult person - Followed by a guided Metta meditation
Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-08 Dana: Generosity As The Foundation Of Practice 61:30
One description the path of practice is as the ripening of the 10 paramis. This ties directly to the 3 trainings in Dana, Sila and Bahavana. This talk explains the practice of generosity as the foundation for out practice.
Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-01 Five Contemplations For Everyone 61:04
Five contemplations recommended by the Buddha that can lead to a sense of spiritual urgency or Samvega
Two-Month Retreat
2009-10-26 Giant Lizards and Exploding Stars - Mindfulness, Curiosity and Liberation 62:16
Mindfulness is the key to the entire path of practice. We explore the entire universe and plumb the depths of what it means to be human by bring mindfulness to our present moment experience.
Two-Month Retreat

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