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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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2015-02-27 Deepening & Expressing Our Practice 60:26
After practicing for one month, what have we learned to apply in our life as we go home, or carry us through the next month as we continue our practice?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-02-21 Trusting Your Buddha Knowing 60:21
With so many different approaches to practice how do we know if we're doing it "the right way?" And how can we decide which of the many voices in our mind to listen to? This talk includes the 5 strategies offered by the Buddha to work skillfully with distracting thoughts.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-02-20 Brahma Vihara Day 20 45:05
Mudita: Difficult Person
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2015-02-16 Working with the Comparing Mind 61:14
Comparing and judging is a deeply ingrained habit pattern that's present until full enlightenment. How can we hold it wisely and work with it skillfully?
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-02-15 Brahma Viharas Day 15 48:02
Karuna: Benefactor, Self, Dear Friend and Neutral
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2015-02-12 Morning Instructions #12 44:06
Remembering to Notice Wholesome States
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2015-02-11 Practice as a Path of Happiness 67:37
Dharma practice is not only about learning to be with suffering. Cultivating wholesome states and noticing when they're here is an essential part of practice that leads to the highest happiness. This talk includes some teachings of the Buddha on how to develop happiness in our lives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat
2015-02-06 Brahma Vihara Day #6: Forgiveness 45:07
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2015-02-06 Morning Instructions Day #6 12:20
Working with thoughts
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2015-02-05 The Five Spiritual Faculties 64:54
The practice can be seen in terms of balance and an unfolding process. The Five Spiritual Faculties - Faith, Effort, Mindfulness, Concentration & Wisdom - describe both of these perspectives.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center February Insight Meditation Retreat

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