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James Baraz's Dharma Talks
James Baraz
I try to convey that the wisdom and compassion we are looking for is already inside of us. I see practice as learning how to purify our mind and heart so we can hear the Buddha inside. In doing so, we naturally embody the dharma and help awaken that understanding and love in others we meet.
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2013-02-24 The Comparing Mind 60:03
The tendency to compare and judge ourselves with others or regarding our ideas of good practice runs very deep. How to work with these patterns and see through them to realize our true nature is explored.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-22 Afternoon Brahma Vihara Practice - Part 1 44:22
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-22 Afternoon Brahma Vihara Practice - Part 2 13:50
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-18 Cultivating Wholesome States - Part 2 60:29
Suffering itself can lead to genuine well-being and happiness when we know how to transform it. Other wholesome states: how to have metta for self and letting go into simply being are explored.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-12 Brahma Viharas - Forgivness 46:25
Neutral Person
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-12 Morning Instructions, Day 9 9:27
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-11 Cultivating Wholesome States, Part 1 63:55
The Buddha taught that the cultivating of wholesome states (Kusala) creates conditions for awakening. This talk explores the importance of this cultivation, its place is Wise Effort and how to "maintain and increase" these states as he encouraged.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-08 Afternoon Brahma Vihara Instructions 62:17
Metta: forgiveness
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-05 Morning Instructions, Day 2 20:28
The Breath
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat
2013-02-04 An Ode to Mindfulness 58:21
Why did the Buddha describe mindfulness as the direct path to overcome sorrow and lamentation, end suffering, discontent and realize the highest happiness? This talk reminds us what mindfulness practice is, why it is so profound and describes attitudes that optimally support mindfulness practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation - 1 Month Retreat

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