The greatest gift is the
gift of the teachings
 
James Baraz's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley
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.
     1 2 3 4 ... 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ... 38 39 40 41
2016-03-03 "Intensive Practice: Benefits and How It Works" 57:24
IMCB Regular Talks
2016-01-07 "Turning Ghosts into Ancestors" Guest tonight: Joe Bobrow. 66:09
"James guest tonight is Joseph Bobrow, a respected colleague and Zen teacher, who's work with veterans has been a major contribution in helping them heal from the trauma of war. Joe very movingly talks about his work and his book: Waking Up from War - A Better Way Home for Veterans and Nations.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-12-17 “Tenderizing the Heart” 60:41
It’s said that it is better to live with a moment of loving-kindness than 100 years without it. We might feel contracted or armored but just one tender moment where the heart softens even a little can be an opportunity to open us.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-12-10 “Mainlining Goodness” 54:23
Sometimes, when the news gets heavy we can overlook all the goodness around us. When things seem overwhelming, it’s important at times to balance out the 10,000 sorrows by tuning into the 10,000 joys and remembering it’s not all one way or the other. Hope you join us.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-12-03 "Letting Your Heart Break." 48:05
Like many, I was speechless upon hearing the news of the latest senseless mass shooting in San Bernardino. When we hear such incomprehensible news that breaks the heart or we are going through our own personal heartbreak, how can we hold it all? I don't profess to have the answers, but perhaps we can explore together in a useful way. I hope you join us.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-11-19 "Gratitude" 49:37
"The grateful heart not only includes appreciation for all the wonderful blessings in our life but also opening up to our pain in the context of gratitude."
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-10-22 "I Didn't Know I Had It In Me: A Talk on Courage" 54:29
This talk is about the importance of courage in our practice. In stretch ourselves beyond our comfort zone, we discover an inner strength and confidence that allows us to transform fear into aliveness, realizing our full potential.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-10-01 "Loving the Earth" 50:44
This talk given during the 3rd Annual Earth Care Week is about doing our part to contribute to the healing of our planet from love not fear. It includes opening up to the reality of the dukkha while seeing the possibility of being part of growing consciousness that's increasingly gaining momentum.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-09-17 "Anchoring Our Wisdom: Embodied Awareness" (Note: We had some trouble with the sound system for the first few minutes.) 53:19
How the Body Can Help Us Remember.
IMCB Regular Talks
2015-08-27 Refinement of Mind, Part II. 53:44
Last week we spoke of practice as a process of purification, refining impurities of mind like a goldsmith refines and purifies gold. This week we’ll explore how the mind is refined by understanding how to balance three qualities that all need to work together. With Metta, James
IMCB Regular Talks

     1 2 3 4 ... 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 ... 38 39 40 41
Creative Commons License