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James Baraz's Dharma Talks at Spirit Rock Meditation Center
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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2021-02-11 Brahma Vihara: Equanimity 51:38
Equanimity is the last of the 4 Brahma Viharas. It holds the other three--metta, compassion/karuna, and mudita--with spaciousness and balance. Equanimity reminds us to allow for life to unfold as it will. We can let go of control, which we never had in the first place, meeting life's up and downs with balance and the possibility of a wise, skillful response.
February Insight Meditation Retreat: A Retreat for Experienced Students with James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Andrea Fella, Dawn Scott, Bob Stahl, PhD, Louije Kim and Martha "Rasika" Link
2021-02-10 Guided Instructions: Incorporating Awareness as a Meditation Object (including Choiceless Awareness) 22:36
Morning Sit with Instructions
February Insight Meditation Retreat: A Retreat for Experienced Students with James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Andrea Fella, Dawn Scott, Bob Stahl, PhD, Louije Kim and Martha "Rasika" Link
2021-02-09 Trusting Your Buddha Knowing 59:37
With so many instructions and ways to practice, how do we know which is the "right one"? Similarly, with all decisions we need to make in our lives, how can we access the wisdom right inside?
February Insight Meditation Retreat: A Retreat for Experienced Students with James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Andrea Fella, Dawn Scott, Bob Stahl, PhD, Louije Kim and Martha "Rasika" Link
2021-02-05 Forgiveness 50:26
An important support for metta practice is forgiveness that softens the contracted heart that is stuck in aversion or ill will. This guided meditation practice first focuses on forgiveness towards ourselves--our body, mind, and heart--and then opens to both asking and extending forgiveness with others.
February Insight Meditation Retreat: A Retreat for Experienced Students with James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Andrea Fella, Dawn Scott, Bob Stahl, PhD, Louije Kim and Martha "Rasika" Link
2021-02-04 Guided Meditation on Refinement of the Breath 48:10
This meditation is a support for exploring the subtleties of the breath as an aid to deepening concentration.
February Insight Meditation Retreat: A Retreat for Experienced Students with James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Andrea Fella, Dawn Scott, Bob Stahl, PhD, Louije Kim and Martha "Rasika" Link
2021-02-03 Holding the Judging Mind with Compassion 57:36
Our mind is habitually judging and comparing ourselves with others or against some unrealistic standard of perfection. Seeing this habit as part of the human experience and not taking it personally is an important part of our practice. We can learn to relate to it with wisdom and compassion that transforms it from being a personal problem to a wise understanding of the selfless nature of experience.
February Insight Meditation Retreat: A Retreat for Experienced Students with James Baraz, Sally Armstrong, Kamala Masters, Andrea Fella, Dawn Scott, Bob Stahl, PhD, Louije Kim and Martha "Rasika" Link
2020-05-26 Tuesday Morning Dharmette and Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 47:36
The Magic of Awareness - Online
2020-05-24 Transforming Suffering Into Happiness (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 60:15
Every momnet of mindfulness we are planting seeds of non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion the basis of true happiness. This talk explores how that works and the bigger implication for our lives.
The Magic of Awareness - Online
2020-05-24 Sunday Morning Dharmette and Instructions (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:17
The Magic of Awareness - Online
2020-05-22 Friday Morning Dharmette and Instruction (Online Retreat at Spirit Rock) 48:13
The Magic of Awareness - Online

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