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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.
2010-05-27 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
2009-11-15 Getting And Not Getting 51:07
Much of our conditioning is about getting and having (things, experiences, etc) Our path in meditation and dharma practice is much more about letting go, relinquishment and surrender.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-14 The First Buddhist Nuns 56:40
The Therigatha is a collection of enlightenment poems of the first Buddhist Nuns. The stories of the lives of these remarkable women and their poems of awakening can serve as a great inspiration to us as we follow in their footsteps.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-11 Guided Metta Meditation - Neutral and Difficult Person 45:52
A short introduction to working with the neutraland difficult person - Followed by a guided Metta meditation
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-08 Dana: Generosity As The Foundation Of Practice 61:30
One description the path of practice is as the ripening of the 10 paramis. This ties directly to the 3 trainings in Dana, Sila and Bahavana. This talk explains the practice of generosity as the foundation for out practice.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat
2009-11-01 Five Contemplations For Everyone 61:04
Five contemplations recommended by the Buddha that can lead to a sense of spiritual urgency or Samvega
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center Two-Month Retreat

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