is a co-founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, Calif. He is coauthor of Awakening Joy and leads the popular Awakening Joy course across the U.S. and abroad. He also coauthored Awakening Joy for Kids with Michele Lilyanna. James lives in Berkeley, Calif.
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 and touched by beauty and intimacy while learning through the difficult lessons how to open our hearts.
Join the Baraz family in exploring the bond between parent and child, which is perhaps the most influential relationship in shaping who we are. When it is healthy, conscious, and has spiritual depth, it leads to a supportive attachment that affects all our other relationships. In this workshop on Father's Day weekend, we invite families and anyone who has had a parent, been a parent, had a child or been a child to Esalen for an opportunity to explore the optimal vision for their relationship and a chance to heal their past parent-child relationship.