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Greg Scharf's Dharma Talks
Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf has practiced extensively since 1992 in India, Thailand and in Burma, where he trained as a Buddhist monk. He is particularly interested in the role of service in the path of awakening.
2012-12-31 Turning Towards The Light - New Year Reflection 60:37
Reflections on loving kindness, forgiveness and Bodhicitta on New Years Eve.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Embodying the Heart of Wisdom: New Year’s Retreat
2012-11-30 Renunciation 52:43
Renunciation speaks to the very heart of the Buddha's teachings. This talk explores the power of renunciation - the very substance of freedom. Available to the general public with some rights reserved
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge November 2012 at IMS - Forest Refuge
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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-11-03 Faith 51:39
This talk explores the way that deeply opening to the noble truth of Dukka can lead to the arising of faith and confidence.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2012-10-07 Patience 50:31
The poet John Ciardi described patience as the art of caring slowly. This talk examines the quality of patience in terms of its essential role in our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2012-09-30 The Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 59:04
An exploration of the seven factors of enlightenment and the way they naturally arise and develop in our practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2012-09-23 Mindfulness Of The Body - The Four Elements 53:58
An exploration of the 1st foundation of mindfulness with an empahasis on the four elements. Includes a short guided meditation.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2012-09-16 Finding A Path With Heart 49:05
Reflections on impermanence and the truth of our own mortality can lead us to a sense of spiritual urgency.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1
2012-09-09 Taking Refuge 59:47
A discussion of the refuges and precepts (including chanting them at the start of the IMS 3 month retreat) and some reflections regarding useful attitudes when beginning a retreat.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 1

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