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IMS Teacher

Greg Scharf

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Great Joy The Ox

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IMS Teacher

Greg Scharf

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Great Joy The Ox

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Greg Scharf began meditating in 1992 at retreats taught by senior teachers from the Insight Meditation Society and Spirit Rock Meditation Center. Drawn to practice and travel in Asia, he developed a long-term relationship with practice and service in Burma (Myanmar), and discovered a deep heart connection with Indian devotional traditions, both of which continue to this day. In the Fall of 1998 Greg ordained as a Buddhist monk and continued his training in robes through 1999.

Greg began teaching residential meditation retreats in 2007 and currently teaches both in the US and abroad. He is particularly interested in teaching longer, intensive retreats and has been teaching the Three-Month Retreat at Insight Meditation Society, and the month-long retreats at Spirit Rock Meditation Center for many years. In addition, Greg currently serves as a Guiding Teacher at IMS.

Greg’s teaching emphasizes the understanding that the meditative process is fundamentally an exploration of Nature and natural processes. In his teaching, he stresses the critical importance of bringing the qualities of kindness, compassion, and a sense of humor to meditation practice.

IMS Schedule

Outside Events

The Four Noble Truths – Insight Meditation Retreat

Carol Wilson & Greg Scharf

Cloud Mountain Retreat Center

Castle Rock WA

www.cloudmountain.org

Insight Meditation Retreat – Marie Ericsson

July 11-16, 2019

Sponsored by Vipassanagrupen.

Insight Meditation Retreat with Marie Ericsson

Assisted by Anne Patrikainen.

For more information, visit the Nirodha website.