with James Baraz
James Baraz has been teaching meditation since 1978 and the Awakening Joy course since 2003. He leads retreats, workshops and classes in the U.S. and abroad and is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California.
He is co-author with Shoshana Alexander of Awakening Joy, a new book based on the course. In addition, James is on the International Advisory Board of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship.
About the workshop
Many people look outside of themselves to explain their happiness or suffering. James Baraz’s “Awakening Joy” workshop will look at how we can orient our minds away from dissatisfaction and distraction and toward the contentment and delight that is available in our everyday lives.
This workshop will appeal to those who enjoyed Jame's and Jane's workshop last year, and to those who are new to this teaching.
In keeping with the 2,500 year old tradition the teachers provide their teachings as a gift (dana) and rely on your return of that gift in the form of financial support.
Dana is the practice of generosity. We offer donations to our teachers as a sign of respect and gratitude for the teaching. Retreatants will have the opportunity to practise dana during all SIM events.
Registration and payment