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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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2008-06-02 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
2008-05-07 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 8: How Compassion Awakens Joy (includes reflections on the cyclone in Burma) 49:04
This is number eight 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
2008-05-01 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 7: Lovingkindness Toward Ourselves 58:16
This is number seven 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
2008-04-24 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 6: Letting Go 55:06
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. www.AwakeningJoy.net
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley IMCB Regular Talks
2008-04-10 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 4: Gratitude 52:03
This is number four 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
2008-03-27 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 3: Opening To Suffering 52:13
This is the third of a series based on cultivating the wholesome states that I share in my Awakening Joy Class. This first week we’ll explore the theme of Opening to Suffering.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
2008-03-20 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 2: Mindfulness 54:46
This is the second of a series based on cultivating the wholesome states that I share in my Awakening Joy Class. This first week we’ll explore the theme of Mindfulness as a path for well-being. We will share some practical exercises to use in daily life as well as understand why mindfulness is called by the Buddha “the most direct way to overcome sorrow and despair and realize the highest happiness.”
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
2008-03-13 Buddhadharma As A Path Of Happiness - part 1: Intention 56:51
This is the first of a series based on cultivating the wholesome states that I share in my Awakening Joy Class. I intend to explore these principles from a more traditional Buddhist perspective and show how they reveal Buddhadharma as a path of happiness. I’ll be suggesting techniques that can be practiced in daily life in addition to formal meditation. This first week we’ll explore the theme of Intention. “Intending is karma,” said the Buddha. Through intention we create our reality. The clearer we are on our intention, the greater influence we have on the direction of our lives.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

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