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James Baraz



James Baraz is an American mindfulness meditation teacher and speaker. He is the cofounding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center and creator of the program Awakening Joy.

James Baraz
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Awakening Joy: Anam Thubten Rinpoche on “The Joy of Being”

Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized Internet course created by noted teacher, author, and co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, James Baraz.

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Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness

Awakening Joy is more than just another book about happiness. More than simply offering suggested strategies to change our behavior, it uses time-tested practices to train the mind to learn new ways of thinking.

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Are Your Happiness Goals Too High?

On the road to well-being, says James Baraz, embrace all your diverse feelings.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageMindfulness is simply being aware of what is happening right now without wishing it were different; enjoying the pleasant without holding on when it changes (which it will); being with the unpleasant without fearing it will always be this way (which it won’t).

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Awakening Joy: James Baraz on “What Is Mindfulness?”

“Joy is not for just the lucky few–it’s a choice anyone can make.” Awakening Joy is an internationally recognized Internet course created by noted teacher, author, and co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center, James Baraz.

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Awakening Joy for Kids: A Hands-On Guide for Grown-Ups to Nourish Themselves and Raise Mindful, Happy Children

Spirit Rock founder, author, and teacher James Baraz’s Awakening Joy offers his large and devoted readership a program to gain contentment and happiness by cultivating the seeds of joy within.

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Calling All Eco-Sattvas: Buddhism and Climate Change

If we open to the possibility that a major paradigm shift of awareness around climate change is possible, we can become part of the tipping point that can make a huge difference to humanity, all other life forms and a planet crying out for our loving care.

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Awakening Joy with James Baraz and Debra Chamberlin Taylor

From the Awakening Joy course with James Baraz and special guest Debra Chamberlin Taylor.

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Thanksgiving Reflection: Grace Disguised as Obstacles

Although it’s vital to not turn away from what needs attention it’s also important to reflect on what’s good in our lives.

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Holding Hands Together: From Helplessness to Empowerment

I believe the secret to turning despair into rewarding action is feeling aligned with others and working together for a common cause.

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