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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!"
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
2009-06-08 Mindfulness - Exploring The Universe Within 62:10
An introduction about how I came to meditation, followed by a description of the characteristics and function of mindfulness as a tool for exploration and insight.
Liberation of Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat
2009-06-04 Generosity - an expression of loving kindness. 60:06
The practice of Dana (generosity) as a foundation for insight includes an exploration of the concept of merit sharing the power and goodness that arises from out practice.
Loving Friendliness: Metta Retreat
2009-06-01 Loving Kindness - Cultivating the Wholesome 59:24
Begins with the history of the Karaniya Metta Sutta, followed by a description of qualities and characteristics of loving kindness; and the benefits of metta.
Loving Friendliness: Metta Retreat
2008-11-29 The First Buddhist Nuns 56:57
Stories and poems of the first Buddhist nuns drawn from the Therigatha and other sources within the Pali Cannon.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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