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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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2008-07-31 Bodhisattva's Way Of Life - part 1: Benefits Of Bodhicitta 59:54
I just received teachings with the Dalai Lama last week on the topic, I'm going to start a series on Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. This is one of the Dalai Lama's central teachings. As he says, "If I have any understanding of compassion and the practice of the bodhisattva path, it is entirely on the basis of this text that I possess it."
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2008-07-03 Why Do Intensive Retreat Practice? 55:52
Why would you do a silent meditation retreat? This talk explores the value and experience of silent retreat practice. Along with James, Kate Janke, who returned from sitting a month at the Forest Refuge in Barre, Massachusetts, a few days before this was recorded, shares her thoughts and personal experience of retreat practice.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2008-06-28 Happiness: Not Forgetting The Gladness Of Heart In Practice 58:06
Abhayagiri Monastery
2008-06-28 Happiness: Not Forgetting The Gladness Of Heart In Practice 1:11:21
Abhayagiri Monastery
2008-06-23 Beyond Belief 61:58
With our thoughts we make the world,"says the Buddha. What limiting beliefs do you have about yourself and practice? What would it be like if you were not constrained by them. This talk also explores the different temperaments that people bring to practice, seeing there is no one right personality style that is required for awakening.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-06-16 Trusting Your Buddha Knowing 61:46
The source of our awakening is right inside us. As we learn to listen deeply to the wisdom and purity of heart that is connected to the truth we are following the Buddha's instructions to be "be a lamp unto yourself."
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-06-09 Faith And Devotion 69:31
Practice is more than a mere dry analysis of reality. A heartfelt spirit in practice not only give us enthusiasm and confidence but can flowers as deep devotion to the Dharma.
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-06-02 The Power Of Intention 60:34
Insight Meditation Society - Forest Refuge June 2008 at IMS - Forest Refuge
2008-05-22 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 10: The Ease Of Being 52:33
This is number ten in a ten-part series on Buddhadharma as a Path of Happiness. This series covers the ten principles discussed in James' Awakening Joy Course from a dharma perspective.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2008-05-15 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 9: The Mystery Of Connection 50:36
This is number six in a ten-part series on Buddhadharma as a Path of Happiness. This series covers the ten principles discussed in James' Awakening Joy Course from a dharma perspective. James's dog "Pal" died this week.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

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