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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.
2011-04-14 Life is Practice, Practice is Life 53:04
We often find that we have unconsciously divided our experience into times of "practice" and "life". This talk discusses ways to integrate life and practice both on and off the meditation cushion.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2011-04-08 Renunciation 54:48
The practice of renunciation goes to the very heart of the Buddha's teachings. This talk explores the power of renunciation - the very substance of freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2011-04-01 Dana, Sila, Bhavana. 55:28
Dana (generosity) and Sila (ethical conduct) are seen as the essential foundation for Bhavana (meditation). This talk explores this relationship, with an emphasis on the practice of generosity as a practice of freedom.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge April 2011 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-12-27 Faith and Inspiration 59:42
A discussion of the factor of Faith and its importance in meditation, followed by a look at ways we can draw inspiration from those who have walked the path and show us the way - stories and poems from the Therigatha.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-12-23 Karaniya Metta Sutta - chanting 15:28
Chanting the Karaniya Metta Sutta. Starts with an invocation to the devas, and then leads the Karaniya Metta Sutta - once through as call-and-response, and once through all together.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-12-13 The Five Hindrances 54:22
A discussion of the difficulties we encounter in our practice and some suggestions for how to work with them skillfully.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge December 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center 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.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Loving Friendliness: Metta Retreat

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