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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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2014-08-14 What Will You Do With Your Wild And Precious Good Karma? 53:39
The fact that we're given a human birth is exceedingly rare in itself. But to hear the Dharma, and be motivated as well as have the opportunity to practice is extraordinary good karma. Reflecting on this brings gratitude and provides a strong incentive to practice for the benefit of all beings.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-07-24 Seeing Everyone as Your Benefactor 48:48
We learn from everyone who comes into our life--those that inspire and those who are challenging. If our intention is to wake up, then everyone can be seen as part of our process. This profoundly changes our relationship to all. Even the difficult ones are no longer the enemy.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-07-17 Bringing Your Metta Practice into the World 62:00
How to practically apply Metta practice in daily life towards self, others and beyond that makes a meaningful contribution to the world.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2014-07-16 Gratitude 59:33
Brief talk and guided practice
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2014-07-13 Seeing the Good-Inside and Out 58:42
We find what we look for. Our brains are wired to confirm our beliefs. One key to Metta practice is looking for the good. Then appreciating and enjoying it when it is recognized.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2014-07-12 Forgiveness 42:58
Brief talk and Guided Brahmavihara
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Metta Retreat
2014-06-19 "Finding What Your Looking For" 51:58
Our preconceptions and assumptions have a significant effect on how we perceive reality--what gets taken in and what gets filtered out. A rich area of practice is being aware of this so that we truly see clearly to the best of our ability. As we bring more awareness to our filters, we can also see others' Buddha nature inside them, and help it come out, even if they can't see it themselves.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-06-15 Dharma Q&A 31:25
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2014-06-15 Q&A 16:59
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2014-06-15 Dharma Q&A 17:36
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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