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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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2020-04-17 The Profound Implications of Interconnectedness 41:44
"Talk for Pandemic Reality"
IMCB Regular Talks
2020-04-17 Finding Refuge 29:33
"Talk for Pandemic Reality"
Dharma and Yoga Training Program 2020
2020-04-17 Fear or Love: We Have a Choice 33:18
"Talk for Pandemic Reality"
IMCB Regular Talks
2020-04-16 Calling All Bodhisattvas 66:10
"Talk for Pandemic Reality" Including Jack Kornfield's "The Bodhisattva Responds to the Virus"
IMCB Regular Talks
2020-03-05 Skillful Letting Go Practice for Intense Times 49:08
In times of uncertainty and tension--whether a potential global pandemic, the climate crisis, high stakes election--it's easy for apprehension to become anxiety as we constantly are worried about what's to come. This talk explores how skillful letting go practices can help us maintain our centeredness while still being engaged.
2020-01-30 The Quarrel at Kosambi 44:16
Telling of the story of the quarrel at Kosambi as well as discussions around the importance of community and how to make community stronger
IMCB Regular Talks
2020-01-03 Reflections on the Buddha's Teaching on Intention 57:50
As we start the New Year we explore Wise Intention, the basis of all karma and the second link of the 8-Fold Path. Clarifying your Intention is different from making a New Year's Resolution or going for a goal. It's what gives energy and power to our vision for practice.
IMCB Regular Talks
2019-12-26 Honoring Ram Dass and End of Year Reflections 65:12
At the end of the year, we reflect on endings and new beginnings. James offers some reflections on Ram Dass, beloved teacher and mentor, who passed away on Sunday, December 22. Then the community shares an end of year ceremony for increasing wholesome states and weakening unwholesome states.
IMCB Regular Talks
2019-12-05 Just Another Ego Trip 46:16
Sometimes our shyness or concern about what others think keeps us from expressing our gifts and making as meaningful a contribution as we can. In seeing through the constructed sense of self—the understanding of Anatta—those thoughts lose their power and don’t get in the way of expressing our true nature.
IMCB Regular Talks
2019-10-17 Holding Grief Through Connection 43:47
I [recently] spoke about how sharing our pain by connecting with another helps us hold and process our grief. This week I want to look at the importance of "Connection through Community" and how we can create more community in our lives.

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