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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.
1999-03-23 Transforming Suffering Into Happiness 61:21
1999-03-16 Seeing Through Our Stories 49:27
1999-03-12 The Comparring Mired 57:21
1999-03-09 Passion for Practice 52:55
1999-01-01 Learning To Ride The Roller Coaster: Dealing With The Unexpected 47:17
Life is a continual surprise. How can we hold unexpected challenges and ephemeral joys in a spirit of practice so that we meet experience with wisdom, equanimity and an open heart?
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
1999-01-01 Refuge In The Sangha: Importance Of Like-Minded Friendship 57:22
Why did the Buddha consider like-minded friendship "the whole of the holy life?" This talk focuses on the importance of developing a sense of community as a true support for our practice. Included are the Buddha's words on what constitutes a good friend.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
1998-11-29 Trusting Our Buddha Knowing 45:27
1998-11-25 Balance Of Effort 54:12
When whole-hearted commitment is balanced with a spacious lightness of heart, the practice flowers in a rich way. This talk explores how we can combine those two attitudes in our meditation and in our lives.
1998-11-21 Power of Intention 50:35
1998-10-15 Right Thought: Creating An Inspiring Vision 43:09
As we understand the power of thoughts to create our reality, we can empower those thoughts that inspire us and see the emptiness of those thoughts that don't serve. This is the key to manifesting our vision of awakening.
Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

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