James & Jane Baraz - Melbourne, November 2018


James Baraz

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 BarazJane 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.




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Full schedule of the visit

Evening talk & Meditation

Friday 16th November, 7.30pm

Kagyu E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North


Weekend Workshop

November 17 & 18, 2018

Full details to be posted in April.



@ Melbourne Insight Meditation evening

Meditation and Talk

November 18th, Monday


$10 Entry + Dana for the teachers


Buddhist Society of Victoria

Wednesday November 19th, 7.15pm

Dana for the teachings and the BSV appreciated


Residential Retreat

November 23-30, 2018. This is a fully residential retreat. 

Maitripa Centre, Healesville

Cost:  TBC

Teachers: James and Jane Baraz, assisted by Anton Eastick 

Practical Information: Coming with booking info.

Bookings: Bookings will open in April/May of 2018.



The Mind and the Heart are not separate. We'll take these 7 days of silence to explore and put into practice various skillful means to access naturally relaxed, open hearts and clear quiet minds. Through these expansive states insights into how we become unnecessarily distressed and how we can find inner peace and ease naturally arise. These insights heal, uplift and ultimately free us.  

This silent retreat will offer instructions to develop mindfulness, combined with training in loving-kindness and compassion, through a daily schedule of silent sitting, walking, dharma talks and practice meetings with teachers. This is an excellent opportunity for both those new to retreat practice as well as experienced practitioners.



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