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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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2002-03-04 Comparing Mind 59:17
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-02-19 Opening To Experience: Forgiveness, Patience & Humor 1:33:53
Using forgiveness, patience, and humor as we open up to what is unpleasant without experiencing aversion, and to what is pleasant without experiencing grasping.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-02-19 Opening To Experience: Forgiveness, Patience & Humor 60:57
Using forgiveness, patience, and humor as we open up to what is unpleasant without experiencing aversion, and to what is pleasant without experiencing grasping.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-02-16 Clear Comprehension: The Context For Practice 57:35
Mindfulness as bare attention is supported and developed by bringing the content of clear comprehension, or full awareness, into practice. This includes clear comprehension of purpose, of suitability, of domain of meditation, and of reality.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2002-02-12 Reporting To The Mother Ship: Wonder, Awe, Interest, Investigation 61:00
While Dharma practice takes courage to open to suffering, one also can bring a spirit of wonder and awe to the quality of investigation. We can open to the moment with interest, discovering reality in a fresh, new way.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-11-28 Non-Greed, Hatred, Delusion 61:00
Exploring the different spiritual paths that use the fundamental themes of non-greed, hatred, delusion, love, service, and remembrance.
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-11-28 Non-Greed, Non-Hatred, Non-Delusion 60:19
Connecting the Buddhist values of non-greed, non-hatred, and non-delusion with another spiritual axiom: "Love everyone, serve everyone, and remember God."
Spirit Rock Meditation Center
2001-10-27 Letting Go Of Knowing 58:34
Most of us want to know the right answer to complex situations. This post-September 11th talk explores the value of letting go of prematurely trying to figure things out, and replace it with patiently listening inside to our wisest understandings and responses when they are ready to be heard.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
In collection: In Response to September 11
2001-10-24 Finding Refuge in Trust 59:13
2001-10-24 Finding Refuge in Trust 52:48
Spirit Rock Meditation Center

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