James Baraz is one of the pioneering Insight Meditation teachers who has helped spread the practices and principles of mindfulness in the West, both through his work as a founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Centre in the San Francisco Bay Area and through his book Awakening Joy and online programme of the same name. James & Jane lead retreats and workshops internationally. See the full schedule below...
James Baraz has been a meditation teacher since 1978. He is a co-founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA. He leads retreats, workshops and classes in U.S and abroad. James is the creator and teacher of the Awakening Joy course (since 2003). He is also the co-author of Awakening Joy, the book based on the course, and Awakening Joy for Kids, and is a guiding teacher for One Earth Sangha, a website devoted to expressing a Buddhist response to Climate Change. James lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, Jane. He has two sons and three grandchildren.
Jane Baraz has been a mindfulness practitioner since 1976 when she began sitting vipassana retreats. She was on the Spirit Rock Board of Directors for 8 years and helped start the Spirit Rock Family Program. Jane teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She's also a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), which she teaches at the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Oakland and privately in Berkeley. Jane enjoys teaching retreats and Awakening Joy workshops with her husband, James, in California and internationally.
James will be talking about Insight Meditation and how to bring joy into our lives. There will be time for question and answer.
Friday 16, November, 7.30-9pm
Kagyu E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North
Cost: $15 + dana for the teacher
No bookings are necessary. All are welcome
James will lead this evening and offer a dharma talk and guided meditation. No bookings required Ceres, Brunswick. Melbourne Insight Meditation
Meditation and Talk
Monday November 19th, 7.15pm
$10 Entry + Dana for the teachers
Talk and Meditation
James will lead this evening. There will be a guided meditation as well as a dharma talk. No bookings required Buddhist Society of Victoria. Melbourne Insight Meditation
Meditation and Talk
Wednesday November 21st, 7.15pm
Dana for the teachings and the BSV appreciated