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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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2013-08-01 Kindness 51:06
Dedicated to Spirit Rock caretaker Steve Young who passed away the day of the talk and who embodied kindness. The power of kindness to bring us happiness and being conscious about the consequences of choosing to act or not act from kindness.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-06-16 Kalyana Mitta Half-Day with James Baraz, June 16, 2013, part 1 25:58
This half-day workshop was designed for the hosts, leaders, potential leaders and participants in Kalyana Mitta (KM) groups. Spirit Rock is looking for additional facilitators and hosts to create new groups and connect people with the KM program. Contact KalyanaMitta@spiritrock.org for more information or to find out about our next KM workshop.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-06-16 Kalyana Mitta Half-Day with James Baraz, June 16, 2013, part 2 7:47
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-06-16 Kalyana Mitta Half-Day with James Baraz, June 16, 2013, part 3 59:27
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-06-16 Kalyana Mitta Half-Day with James Baraz, June 16, 2013, part 4 33:31
This half-day workshop was designed for the hosts, leaders, potential leaders and participants in Kalyana Mitta (KM) groups. Spirit Rock is looking for additional facilitators and hosts to create new groups and connect people with the KM program. Contact KalyanaMitta@spiritrock.org for more information or to find out about our next KM workshop.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2013-06-06 We Are What We Think, With Our Thoughts We Make the World 52:56
The stories we hold about ourselves or others will determine our actions, through fear or inspire us to act with courage and commitment. This talk includes Andrew Harvey's brilliant reading and thoughts on Rumi's poem "Passion"
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-05-23 Faith 50:26
How the practice develops the quality of Saddha, a heartfelt confidence and trust in the practice and in our capacity to wake up.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2013-05-18 Equanimity with Things As They Are 63:13
The quality of equanimity is a significant factor in coming to terms with impermanence and its manifestations: agin, illness and death. Learning to find balance with regard to the reality of change is explored
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Aging as Spiritual Opportunity: A retreat for those 55 and older
2013-05-15 Loving Ourselves As We Grow Older 59:04
The importance of accepting and learning to love ourselves is important at any age. But it is particularly crucial as as we learn to adjust to a body and mind going through the aging process as well as a new self-identity about who we are.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Aging as Spiritual Opportunity: A retreat for those 55 and older
2013-05-09 Change is Possible 51:13
Our attitudes and attachment to views change over time including choosing to become more conscious and kind. Includes James describing his visit to Jessup Prison in Maryland where he spent an inspiring afternoon with prisoners who had gone through the Awakening Joy material.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks

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