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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.
2004-02-15 Inclining Our Mind Towards Freedom: The Power Of Intention 61:01
The power of intention helps us envision a fulfilled spiritual life, helps us see through our limiting beliefs, and helps us trust our deepest wisdom.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2003-08-31 Trusting Your Buddha-Knowing 60:10
The source of our awakening is right inside us. As we learn to listen deeply to the wisdom and purity of heart that is connected to the truth we are following the Buddha's instructions to be "be a lamp unto yourself."
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2003-08-31 Trusting Your Buddha Knowing 59:58
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2003-08-28 What Is Mindfulness 56:49
Why be mindful? Different aspects of mindfulness including seeing clearly and non-judging as well as benefits of mindfulness practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2003-02-19 Passion For Practice 58:28
The place of passion in practice is expressed in the Iddhipadas (Bases of Power): zeal, effort, love of Dharma and preciousness of this opportunity to practice.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2003-02-10 Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 61:57
The seven factors of enlightenment are being cultivated as we practice. This talk explores how they can be consciously brought into balance and how they work together.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-03-05 Faith: Bring The Heart To Practice 58:45
Developing faith as a quality of heart that is essential for our selves, our practice, and releasing the angst of doubt and the illusion of suffering. What is the place of faith in practice? How can we cultivate faith, trust and confidence? What is faith and how does it work?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
2002-03-05 Faith: Bring The Heart To Practice 53:16
Developing faith as a quality of heart that is essential for our selves, our practice, and releasing the angst of doubt and the illusion of suffering. What is the place of faith in practice? How can we cultivate faith, trust and confidence? What is faith and how does it work?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-03-05 Faith: Bring The Heart To Practice 59:40
Developing faith as a quality of heart that is essential for our selves, our practice, and releasing the angst of doubt and the illusion of suffering. What is the place of faith in practice? How can we cultivate faith, trust and confidence? What is faith and how does it work?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-02-19 Opening To Experience: Forgiveness, Patience & Humor 1:34:13
Using forgiveness, patience, and humor as we open up to what is unpleasant without experiencing aversion, and to what is pleasant without experiencing grasping.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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