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James Baraz

James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. James started the Community Dharma Leader program, the Kalyana Mitta Network, the Spirit Rock Family Program and helped create the Heavenly Messengers Training Program. James has been leading the online course Awakening Joy since 2003. He serves as a guiding teacher to One Earth Sangha, a Virtual EcoDharma Center devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change. He co-authored Awakening Joy and Awakening Joy for Kids.

His books include Awakening Joy with Shoshana Alexander and Awakening Joy for Kids with Michele Lilyanna. For more information, visit awakeningjoy.info

View James's upcoming Spirit Rock programs.

Additional opportunities to practice with James:

Please support One Earth here, and Spirit Rock here.

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Michele Lilyanna's A Child's Letter to the Earth.


Featured Audio Talk
February 24, 2022 - Your Practice is Not Just for You

This practice is not just for ourselves, but for all beings. We are at this very unique moment in time, where the earth needs humanity to wake up like it never has before. If we are going to survive, and if much of life is going to survive, we are being called on to really wake up. As my good friend Roger Walsh says, “we’re in a race between fear and consciousness.” Consciousness is stronger than fear, but who knows how much time we have. Here we are, having been born at this time. This is what's being asked of us.

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