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Dharma Talks given at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
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2018-03-22 "Personal and Collective Karma" 57:59
  James Baraz
Karma, the unfolding situation of our individual lives, is often understood to be dependent on our actions. These are, in turn, based on the intention of our underlying mind state. But what about societal conditions—including prejudice and inequality—that affect people’s lives? Is there collective karma? If so, can we affect it?
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-03-08 "The Buddha’s Words on How to Skillfully Give Feedback." 67:31
  James Baraz
Do you ever find yourself needing to communicate something that will be hard for someone else to receive?
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-03-02 "Getting Perspective On Our Perspective" 59:20
  James Baraz
The Buddha taught, "We are what we think with our thoughts we make the world." It important to understand how our thoughts create our reality. And it's also vital to realize that our reality is just the way we're seeing the world at a particular moment in time. Others may have different realities. And in time our own perspective might change. Seeing this is a key to genuine freedom and support for choosing wisely the thoughts we want to empower.
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-02-22 “Facing the Unacceptable Without Burning Out” (James was on retreat this day but invited guest speaker Suzie Brown for the talk. 56:25
  James Baraz
"How the Dharma urges us to take wise action to try to change the wrongs that we see in our world." ------------ Suzie Brown has recently moved with her family from Melbourne, Australia. She is co-founder of the Melbourne Insight Meditation Group and has taught Mindfulness to medical students at Monash University. Suzie has also been a facilitator, trainer and educator for over a decade in the areas of environmental sustainability and organizational strategy, running her own consulting business for the last 8 years.
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-02-08 "Wise View" ---- Talk by Konda Mason. (James was on retreat this day, so he invited Konda to give a Dharma talk at IMCB.) 54:27
  Konda Mason
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-02-01 "Belonging" --- (James was on retreat this day but invited two guests speakers for the talk: Rene Rivera and Fresh! White.) 49:55
  James Baraz
(James was on retreat this day but invited two guests speakers for the talk: Rene Rivera and Fresh! White.)
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-01-25 "Struggling is Extra" 56:13
  James Baraz
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-01-18 Special Guests: Harold Hedelman, Lee Ballance and Mary Selkirk from Citizens Climate Lobby, which is one of the most respected environmental organizations. 53:17
  James Baraz
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-01-11 "The Dharma of Belonging" 48:08
  Kate Munding
IMCB Regular Talks

2018-01-04 "Three Principles for Living a Good Life" 53:03
  James Baraz
This talk was inspired by Frances Vaughan, a true woman of wisdom, who recently passed. Frances was a pioneer in the field of Transpersonal Psychology, served as President of both the Association for Transpersonal Psychology and the Association for Humanistic Psychology, authored many books including Awakening Intuition and The Inward Arc. At her recent memorial service we heard the three main principles that guided her life. The talk contained a moving short video of her life that can be accessed here: https://vimeo.com/246379817 (password: GratitudeDec9).
IMCB Regular Talks

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