Gregory offered a series of Insight Dialogue-based teachings to the Metta community, Grandpa Greg’s Sutta Chats. The talks were attended by people who offer ID or support the practice through engagement on a Metta Programs team. Each teaching includes reflection on one or more discourses of the Buddha. The intention in this series to engage the text not as philosophy but as instructions for a whole life practice, including formal meditation and in-life reflection. At the same time, Gregory is modeling a variety of approaches to these early discourses, including traditional, in-depth dhamma analysis of one sutta, reflection on the relational implications woven into the texts, surveying multiple teachings to see what resonates at the time of reading, and, above all, opening into the human-to-human nature of the Buddha’s teachings.
Gregory offered a series of Dhamma talk on the Five Aggregates earlier this year, leading off with a guided meditation on the first aggregate which some practitioners found to be especially beneficial. He has since been asked to expand on that Dhamma talk and to include a guided meditation for each of the aggregates.