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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.
2012-02-12 Impermanence and Kindness 54:03
Mountain Hermitage Fella and Scharf
2012-02-11 Guided Metta (1) 43:17
Mountain Hermitage Fella and Scharf
2011-12-01 Love and Emptiness 52:18
This talk, given at the close of the annual 3-month retreat at IMS, examines the practice of Loving-kindness as an expression of the deepest wisdom.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-11-18 What is insight? 57:40
An exploration into the nature of insight and how it unfolds in practice on both personal and more universal levels.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-11-09 Five Subjects for Frequent Reflection 58:00
Five contemplations recommended by the Buddha that can help us connect with the quality of Samvega or spiritual urgency.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-10-27 The Direct Path 58:53
Drawing on references from the Satipatthana Sutta, this talk explores four qualities of mind & heart which the Buddha emphasized as being an essential part of our approach to meditation practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Three-Month Retreat - Part 2
2011-06-06 Opening To Dukkha and the Arising of Faith 58:28
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Liberation of Mind and Heart: Insight Meditation Retreat
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

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