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Insight Meditation Community of Berkeley

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2009-06-04 Verses on the Faith Mind by Seng-T'san (3rd Zen Patriarch of China), part 3 56:43
James Baraz
Tonight James finishes his series on the Faith Mind by the 3rd Zen Patriarch of China. One of the most meaningful lines in this section is: ”To live in this (highest) realization is to be without anxiety about non-perfection.” Cultivating that attitude is a key to freedom. To let ourselves be perfectly imperfect.
2009-06-11 Reflections on our Deepest Truths 54:16
James Baraz
James reflects on his connection to Ram Dass and his teacher, Karoli Baba.
2009-06-25 Contentment 53:37
James Baraz
2009-07-02 You Never Know... 54:28
James Baraz
You Never Know...
2009-07-16 On Metta 53:09
James Baraz
This talk is a version of the talk James will be giving at the upcoming Metta retreat at Spirit Rock.
2009-07-23 "To thine own self be true..." 56:43
Catherine Ingram
2009-07-30 The Woman at the Well 57:49
James Baraz
Ananda, the Buddha's disciple, while on a mission for the Buddha, requested water to drink from a woman of low cast. The woman protested out of fear that her low caste would contaminate Ananda's holiness; to which Ananada replied, "I ask not for caste but for water." A version of the Buddhist text of this story is available here:
2009-08-06 Intersecting realities 55:12
James Baraz
We are each the star of our own movie. Practice invites us to honor every member of the cast of characters in our life, remembering that they have their own reality. And through it all we can wake up from the dream.
2009-08-13 The Buddha's 5 supports for practice 53:31
James Baraz
2009-08-20 Teachings on Compassion In Tibetan, translated by Marina Illich 1:17:19
Phagyab Rinpoche
Ven. Phagyab Rinpoche is known for his healing abilities. As a striking example, he healed his leg, which two doctors said needed to be amputated after undergoing torture in Tibet. The Compassion Project that he started was founded to bring the wisdom of Tibet’s Buddhist mind-sciences to the West to teach techniques for developing mindfulness, stress-reduction, non-violent conflict resolution, compassion and mind-body well-being. See his website
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