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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!"
2013-05-18 Guided Mudita Meditation 25:02
The meditation begins with the practice of opening to happiness, success, good fortune in one's own life and receiving appreciation from benefactors. We then turn this quality of gladness and connection towards the good fortune of others.
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes
2013-05-18 Introduction to Empathetic Joy (Mudita) 16:02
A short introduction to empathetic joy (or Mudita) including a discussion of the qualities of appreciation, gratitude and empathetic connection.
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes
2013-05-17 Guided Compassion Meditation 29:28
This meditation begins with the practice of opening to one's own suffering and receiving kindness and compassion from benefactors. We then turn this quality of care towards our self and others.
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes
2013-05-17 Introduction to Compassion 7:11
A short introduction to Compassion including a discussion of obstacles to its development.
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes
2013-05-16 Lovingkindness 55:00
An overview of the qualities of Loving kindness emphasizing the natural luminosity of the heart. Begins with chanting of the first part of the Karaniya Metta Sutta.
The Flavors of Kindness: A Retreat on the Divine Abodes
2013-04-30 Life Is A Practice - Practice Is A Life 55:10
A discussion of ways to bring our practice to our life outside of formal retreat - emphasizing the paramis as a model for the unfolding of the path.
Kindhearted Awareness: Insight Meditation Retreat
2013-01-05 Morning Reflections 16:24
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2012-12-31 Turning Towards The Light - New Year Reflection 60:37
Reflections on loving kindness, forgiveness and Bodhicitta on New Years Eve.
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2012-12-30 Morning reflection and Guided Meditation 55:25
Meditation as the science and practice of happiness.
Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2012-11-09 Karma 52:49
An exploration of the Buddha's teachings on Karma and rebirth with an emphasis on the power of intention in the mind.
Three-Month Retreat - Part 2

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