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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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2014-10-16 The Magic of Awareness 57:28
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-10-09 "A Moment of Freedom: Interrupting Negative Thoughts." 58:56
Even though we know that jumping on a particular thought train might lead to trouble in the mind, we can still hop on. How can we wake up and more consciously choose before taking the leap?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-09-25 "Behind is Just a State of Mind" 57:27
The external pressure to accomplish and keep up we may feel from others is usually not as burdensome as the internal pressure we put on ourselves. How can we see through this self-created suffering and live our life with more ease?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-09-18 The Contagion of Goodness 51:02
Just like anger and fear are contagious so is goodness. In fact, that is our true nature and there's a place in us that longs to come home to it. We just have to tune into all the goodness around us to remember.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-09-11 Sudden Awakening/Gradual Cultivation 49:16
Does awakening happen all at once or over time? Both. Even after one has an awakening experience there is still more work to be done. This talk explores awakening and the purification of habits that is an essential part of that process.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2014-08-31 Bringing Your Practice into the World 61:59
How your practice can unfold as yhou leave retreat includes seeing it as a path of happiness; value of opening to suffering; learning to listen to the truth inside and expressing your caring as compassionate action.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat
2014-08-28 The What, Why and How of Dharma Practice 59:45
Coming to retreat people often ask themselves "What are we doing and why?" This talk explains the basic principles of vipassana, why it's so transformative and attitudes that support the deepening of that transformation.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Retreat
2014-08-21 The Secret Instruction To Open Your heart And Deepen Your Mindfulness Practice 48:56
You're probably very familiar with the power of mindfulness. But as powerful as it is to just see things clearly, we can include a perspective that will bring richness and depth to our dharma practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
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

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