The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
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.
‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 25 26 27 28
2019-06-08 What's coming, end of retreat (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 57:02
Awakening Joy
2019-06-07 Day 4 Experiential Practice: Forgiveness - Pathway to an Open Heart (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:22
In order to open to true well-being we need to let go of the blocks to an open heart. Practices of forgiveness towards ourselves and others are offered.
Awakening Joy
2019-06-04 Why "Awakening Joy"? (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 55:42
The Buddha was called "The Happy One", but often there is more emphasis on overcoming suffering then going for true happiness. It is beneficial to see the teachings in the light of cultivating wholesome states as well - leading to the highest happiness of freedom.
Awakening Joy
2019-02-26 Day 24 Brahma Vihara Practice: Equanimity (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 42:16
February Monthlong
2019-02-25 The Three Roots of Happiness (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 46:47
A talk on the Buddha's Teaching of three roots of happiness: non-greed, non-hatred and non-delusion. Stating each in a positive way they are 1) Letting go/Generosity, 2) Loving-Kindness 3)Clarity/Wisdom. As part of the talk I share some personal stories of how my different paths of Buddhism and the Hindu path of devotion converged around these three qualities.
February Monthlong
2019-02-23 Non Greed, Non Hatred, Non Delusion (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 64:41
Non-Greed, Non-Hatred and Non-Delusion were taught by the Buddha as the three roots of happiness. Stating each in a positive way they are 1) Letting go/Generosity, 2) Loving-Kindness and ClarityWisdom. Every moment that we're mindful we're cultivating these qualities. This talk explores both the moment-to-moment as well as the relational aspects of these three qualities.
February Monthlong
2019-02-21 Day 19 Guided Meditation: The Big Mind/Sky Practice (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 44:08
Big Mind/Big Sky Meditation Practice
February Monthlong
2019-02-16 The Power of Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 61:45
The Buddha said that karma is all based on intention. In every moment we are sowing the seeds of suffering or happiness. In addition to this moment to moment aspect, intention also refers to a wider motivation—Clear Comprehension of Purpose—our aspiration and vision that fuels and inspires us to practice. Both of these dimensions of intention are explored.
February Monthlong
2019-02-14 Day 12 - Brahma Vihara Practice - Metta for Difficult Persons (part 2) & All Beings (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 43:51
February Monthlong
2019-02-14 Day 12 - Morning Sit with Instructions - Intention (Retreat at Spirit Rock) 49:12
February Monthlong

‹‹ previous      1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 ... 25 26 27 28
Creative Commons License