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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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2016-09-22 "The Issue of Othering" 58:04
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2016-09-15 Awakening Joy for Kids: Bringing the Dharma to the Next Generation 59:49
James talks about the new book he co-authored with classroom teacher, Michele Lilyanna, and the importance of planting seeds of wisdom and compassion in the hearts of future generations.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2016-09-08 "All It Takes Is a Moment" 48:23
Even when we see how the mind and heart are contracted and caught, we might still be stuck. Seeing clearly how we're identified with the "story" doesn't necessarily reduce the suffering. It's a good and important start. The real shift occurs when, at some point, the heart releases and truly opens to access genuine metta.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2016-09-04 Practice as a Path of Happiness 64:27
The Buddha was called "The Happy One." Though he taught about suffering, the purpose was to experience true happiness.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight meditation Retreat
2016-09-03 Metta Practice - Self and Dear Friend 29:59
Guided metta practice with introductory remarks.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight meditation Retreat
2016-09-01 Mindfulness with Attitude 59:21
Understanding just what mindfulness is and how it works, as well as the attitudes that support its cultivation by learning to open to experience.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Labor Day Insight meditation Retreat
2016-08-25 "A Box Full of Darkness" 55:48
Mary Oliver wrote: "Someone I loved once gave me a box full of darkness. It took me years to understand that this too was a gift." When life brings us unwanted suffering it's sometimes possible to use the experience to deepen our wisdom and compassion, what has been called "grace disguised as obstacles."
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2016-08-18 "The Tall Poppy and the Shrinking Violet" 49:23
Strong identification with self often leads to an insecurity that can manifest in two extremes: someone hungry for recognition, validation and praise or someone who is shy, lost in self-judgment, and afraid of being exposed as an impostor. Both of these are all too human. There is a middle path where one knows ones worth and appreciates their wholesome qualities while not identifying with them. This talk explores how practice can support a wise understanding that allows us to just be ourselves and know that is enough.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2016-06-23 "Light brings out the darkness. Darkness brings out the light." 49:08
It seems that the interplay between ignorance and consciousness is an on-going dance--within ourselves, in our relationships and within our society. Understanding this dance can help us hold it all with greater equanimity. (At the time of the talk James was under the impression that the UK vote in process would have the country remain in the EU. As it turned out the vote ended up the other way.) This link below goes along with the theme for this week’s talk: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/broadway-stars-orlando-tribute-song_us_5768ea6de4b0fbbc8beb8b7b?sectio=
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2016-06-11 Magic of Awareness with James Baraz and Anam Thubten 5:08:58
The paradox of awareness is very profound and yet very simple. Sometimes it comes naturally to the surface when we are fully present in the moment and no longer lost in thoughts or mental projections. Pure consciousness is neither high nor low, neither pleasant or unpleasant, neither good nor bad.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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