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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.
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2007-11-15 Buddhist Master Series: Sunlun Sayadaw 53:58
2007-11-08 Buddhist Master Series: Mahasi Sayadaw & Noteing 55:01
2007-11-01 Buddhist Master Series: Ajahn Chah 2:10
2007-07-12 Reflections On Power 55:31
This is a reflection stemming from the "Money, Sex, & Power" issue of the Inquiring Mind.
2007-07-05 Reflections On Sexuality 50:39
2007-06-28 Reflections On Money 46:42
2001-10-27 Letting Go Of Knowing 58:34
Most of us want to know the right answer to complex situations. This post-September 11th talk explores the value of letting go of prematurely trying to figure things out, and replace it with patiently listening inside to our wisest understandings and responses when they are ready to be heard.
In collection In Response to September 11
2001-07-18 After The Honeymoon, The Marriage: Plateaus In Practice 65:46
After our initial and excitement encountering the Dharma, reality hits us and our practice may appear to stagnate. How can we renew our inspiration and reawaken our enthusiasm for practice?
2001-03-29 Refinement Of Mind - part 2 60:08
The Buddha explained how concentration, energy and equanimity work together to help purify a practitioner's mind over time. How can we wisely develop and bring to balance these qualities essential to waking up?
2001-03-22 Refinement Of Mind - part 1 63:45
The Buddha's discourse on refinement of mind from the Anguttara Nikaya describes the process a practitioner experiences in moving from grosser types of attachment to more subtle and refined ones. This talk focuses on how the practice affects our thoughts, words and actions as we continue our journey of awakening.

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