Senior Insight teacher James Baraz will lead our Sitting Group. Our sangha will have just completed a months-long exploration of The 10 Paramis, and the following week will begin a Practice Period with the theme “The Heart of Practice: Befriending the Hindrances.” James will offer an overview of the Hindrances.
Best known for his book and course “Awakening Joy,” James is a founding teacher at Spirit Rock Meditation Center, and serves on their Teacher’s Council. James has been a meditation teacher since 1978, and he leads retreats, workshops, and classes in the U.S. and abroad. James lives in Berkeley, CA, and is guiding teacher for One Earth Sangha, a website devoted to expressing a Buddhist response to Climate Change.
James will also be teaching a non-residential retreat October 11-13 at Tucson Community Meditation Center. The topic is “The Joy of Letting Go: Creating Simplicity and Balance.”