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James Baraz

James Baraz

James Baraz
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 US and abroad. He also coauthored Awakening Joy for Kids with Michele Lilyanna. James lives in Berkeley, Calif.

Being Present for Your Life: Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation 

Jan 19 - 21, 2018 Begins in 1 month
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 and touched by beauty and intimacy while learning through the difficult lessons how to open our hearts.


Awakening Joy for Families

Mar 30 - Apr 01, 2018 Begins in 4 months
with James Baraz & Michele Lilyanna

Join teachers and authors of Awakening Joy For Kids James Baraz and Michele Lilyanna to explore fun, practical, and creative ways to bring mindfulness and social-emotional learning to you and the precious children in your lives.



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