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James Baraz

James Baraz

James Baraz
has been teaching meditation since 1978. He leads workshops internationally, is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif., and has taught his popular online Awakening Joy course since 2003. James coauthored Awakening Joy with Shoshana Alexander.

Awakening Joy

Jan 23 - 25 Begins in 1 month
with James Baraz & Jane Baraz

True happiness is not about acquiring anything, but rather opening to the natural joy and aliveness right inside of you. Awakening Joy is based on a popular ten-month course taken by thousands since 2003, and designed to develop our natural capacities for well-being and happiness.


Being Present for Your Life: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation

May 29 - 31 Begins in 5 months
with James Baraz

How much are you present for your own life? Most of us spend more time in our own inner world—worrying about the future, replaying the past, or lost in fantasy—than experiencing what life is offering to us right now. The present moment is where we can most directly be intimate with our life—touched by beauty and intimacy, while learning through the difficult lessons how to open our hearts.



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