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.
2010-03-18 A Life Well Lived 55:22
A Life Well Lived
IMCB Regular Talks
2010-02-11 The Lion's Roar 54:49
In Tibetan teachings the Lion's Roar is the "fearless proclamation that every situation is workable." Being humbled can lead to a profound, wise humility, doubt can lead to strong confidence and vulnerability and can be the path to fearlessness.

James presented another version of this talk at the February 2010 month-long retreat at Spirit Rock.
IMCB Regular Talks
2010-01-28 Awakening Joy, the book. 60:13
James and co-author Shoshana Alexander share teachings and excerpts from their book.
IMCB Regular Talks
2010-01-21 Refuge in the Sangha & Kalyana Mitta 35:28
IMCB Regular Talks
2010-01-14 Refuge in the Sangha part 2 49:30
IMCB Regular Talks
2010-01-07 "Refuge in the Sangha" 50:25
"Refuge in the Sangha"
IMCB Regular Talks
2009-12-10 Shower the People with Love 46:04
This is a talk about establishing healing and reconciliation on both a personal and a community level. The Buddha taught was "As long as followers of the Way hold regular and frequent assemblies, they may be expected to prosper and not decline. As long as they meet in harmony, carry on their business in harmony, and break up in harmony, they may be expected to prosper and not decline."
IMCB Regular Talks
2009-11-19 The Body: The Storehouse of Experience 55:10
The body is where we store emotions and register deep insights. This talk explores the implication of those facts: how we keep getting caught in thoughts that we know don’t serve us and why it takes time and patience to embody the wisdom our mind knows is true
IMCB Regular Talks
2009-10-15 Heaven or Hell: The Choice is yours. 52:15
The desire for Heaven or for Hell: The Choice is yours.
IMCB Regular Talks
2009-10-01 Cleaning Our Slate 52:12
Forgiveness and reflections on Yom Kippur
IMCB Regular Talks

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