Awakening Joy

Introduction to Insight Meditation

6 Tuesdays / 6:30 - 8:30 PM / September 14-October 19

A 6-week class series to establish an Insight (mindfulness) meditation practice in your life. Each class will include instructions, practice together and a talk on the basic Buddhist philosophy upon which the meditation is based. This is the introductory class series that James Baraz taught for over 30 years. This is the first time James is offering it again in over a decade.

If you’re looking to establish a practice and understand the teachings upon which mindfulness meditation and the Awakening Joy course is based, this series is for you.

Offered on a dana (donation) basis. You can come to the first class and offer a donation then. Suggested donation $20/class, $120 for the series. No one turned away.

We will meet on Zoom. You will be sent the Zoom details closer to the event.

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James Baraz - About James

James Baraz

James has been a meditation teacher since 1978.

He is creator and teacher of the Awakening Joy course (since 2003).

He leads retreats, workshops and classes in U.S and abroad.

Co-founding Teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, CA.

Co-author of Awakening Joy, the book based on the course
(with Shoshana Alexander).

He 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.