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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.
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
2010-05-27 The Life of The Buddha 55:16
This talk, in honor of Wesak, looks at the Buddha's life both as the story of an actual person, and as an archetypal story of a spiritual journey, exploring some of the ways that his life & journey may relate to and inform our practice as we follow in his footsteps.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-05-25 Invocation to the Devas & The Karaniya Metta Sutta Chant 8:31
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-05-22 The Seven Factors of Enlightenment 54:01
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-05-15 Metta - Part 2 56:24
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2010-05-08 Metta - Part 1 46:22
This talk discusses the cultivation of of Loving-kindness both for its own sake, and as a powerful support for the practice of liberation. Includes a detailed discussion of the near and far enemies of Metta, and how to work with them.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge May 2010 at IMS - Forest Refuge

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