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.
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.
The shift from “thinking” to “being” is one of the most essential aspects of the meditative journey. We will explore somatic practices to quiet the conceptual mind, unlocking the hidden power, warmth and wisdom of the body. Drawing upon their father-son connection, James and Adam Baraz will offer teachings from Tibetan yoga and Buddhist mindfulness practice.