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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
2009-06-11 Reflections on our Deepest Truths 54:16
  James Baraz
James reflects on his connection to Ram Dass and his teacher, Karoli Baba.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-06-04 Verses on the Faith Mind by Seng-T'san (3rd Zen Patriarch of China), part 3 56:43
  James Baraz
Tonight James finishes his series on the Faith Mind by the 3rd Zen Patriarch of China. One of the most meaningful lines in this section is: ”To live in this (highest) realization is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.” Cultivating that attitude is a key to freedom. To let ourselves be perfectly imperfect.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-05-28 The Storytelling Monk, Swami Sarveshwarananda Giri 55:24
  James Baraz
Affectionately known as “the Storytelling Monk,” Swami Sarveshwarananda Giri is a French-born Kriya Yoga teacher and founder of the Hariharananda Mission in the USA and in India, and the Ark of Love in South America. For the last sixteen years, he has traveled around the globe teaching Yoga, composing and chanting sacred chants, and providing education and shelter to poor children, widows, and senior citizens in India and South America.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-05-21 Verses on the Faith Mind by Seng-Tsan (3rd Zen Patriarch of China), part 2. 59:16
  James Baraz
Tonight James continues his discussion of Verses on the Faith Mind by Sengstan (3rd Zen Patriarch of China), his favorite piece of dharma wisdom. This week one of the lines from the passage is the source of Joseph Goldstein’s book One Dharma. "There is one Dharma not many; distinctions arise from the clinging needs of the ignorant."
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-05-14 Verses on the Faith Mind by Seng-T'san (3rd Zen Patriarch of China), part 1. 46:34
  James Baraz
Tonight James begins a series on his favorite piece of dharma wisdom: Verses on the Faith Mind by Sengstan, otherwise known as the 3rd Zen Patriarch of China. This is one of the best treatises on the non-dual approach to practice. A few choice lines: “The Great Way is not difficult for those who have no preferences.” “To live in the realization is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.” During this series, James reads through the text and discusses how we can apply it in our lives. If you are interested in reading the actual text of this sutra Click Here.
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-04-30 The Bamboo Acrobats 50:58
  James Baraz
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-04-16 Confidence 37:31
  James Baraz
Confidence
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-04-09 “Am I Good Enough?” 51:36
  James Baraz
Addressing that voice inside the mind that has a hard time measuring up to our ideals
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-04-02 Reflections on Patience and Anger 65:01
  Yvonne Rand
Suzuki Roshi (Roshi SF Zen Center): "Do not say 'too late'." William Shawn (Editor New Yorker Magazine): "It takes as long as it takes."
IMCB Regular Talks

2009-03-26 Kind Awareness 54:43
  James Baraz
This is a three part series of talks on James’ basic meditation instructions: “Receive the moment with a relaxed, interested and kind awareness. What does a kind awareness mean? How can we meet each moment—including moments of fear or physical discomfort—with this attitude? This is a key issue for deepening our practice.
IMCB Regular Talks

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