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James Baraz's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
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.
2015-10-15 Bringing Your Practice into the World 61:33
How your practice can unfold as you leave retreat includes seeing it as a path of happiness; value of opening to suffering; learning to listen to the truth inside and expressing your caring as compassionate action.
2015 IMCW Fall Retreat - Intimacy with Life
2015-10-12 Practice as a Path of Happiness 68:49
Dharma practice is not only about learning to be with suffering. Cultivating wholesome states and noticing when they're here is an essential part of practice that leads to the highest happiness. This talk includes some teachings of the Buddha on how to develop happiness in our lives.
2015 IMCW Fall Retreat - Intimacy with Life
2013-04-29 Guided Metta Meditation and Question/Response 52:21
2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-04-27 Transforming Suffering into Happiness 60:55
The magic of mindfulness is how it weakens unwholesome (akusala) states of suffering and strengthens wholesome (kusala) states of well-being. This talk explains this process of alchemy: how greed, hatred and delusion are transformed into generosity, loving-kindness and wisdom.
2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life

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