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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.
2000-03-02 Trusting Your Buddha 59:59
2000-02-26 Questions And Answers 61:07
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2000-02-25 A Path With Heart 56:26
Cultivating a heart-felt motivation toward practice, and the different ways we can express this essential connection.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2000-02-20 The Composing Mind 35:21
2000-02-14 The Brahma Viharas 66:46
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1999-12-15 Generosity As A Source Of Happiness 62:15
Why does generosity bring us joy? How can we consciously cultivate this wholesome habit that both acknowledges our interconnectedness and develops a heart that knows the power of letting go?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
1999-11-27 Seeing Through Limiting Beliefs 60:12
Most of our confusion comes from believing the stories, such as personal history and self-image, that run through our mind. Seeing through these stories is the key to freeing the mind and opening the heart to the realization we are much greater than our limiting beliefs.
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
1999-11-23 The Process Of Awakening: Five Spiritual Faculties 59:42
Faith, effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom build on each other in a natural development. Understanding their relationship gives us a map for how the meditation process unfolds.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
1999-11-01 Appreciation As A Source Of Happiness 61:16
The practice of appreciation is an exercise in mindfulness, openness of heart and wisdom. Whether experience is pleasant or unpleasant, inclining our minds toward appreciation allows us to open to our joys and sorrows as valuable gifts that make each moment come alive.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
1999-09-09 The Buddha's Prescription For Happiness: Seven Factors Of Enlightenment 57:18
The Seven Factors of Enlightenment are mindfulness, investigation, energy, joy, calm, concentration and equanimity. When brought to fruition they lead to the highest happiness we can experience. How can we cultivate these qualities consciously in our meditation practice and in our life?
Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center
In collection: Foundations Of Practice

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