Our Teachers

Our Teacher—James Baraz


James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. James started the Community Dharma Leader program, the Kalyana Mitta Network, the Spirit Rock Family Program (with his wife, Jane), for which he is a teacher-advisor. He’s led the popular Awakening Joy online course since 2003. James is co-author (with Shoshana Alexander) of Awakening Joy: Ten Steps to Happiness and co-author (with Michele Lilyanna) of Awakening Joy for Kids

James is also a guiding teacher of One Earth Sangha, a website devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change. James lives in Berkeley with his wife, Jane, and has two sons and three grandchildren.

For James’ teaching schedule outside of Spirit Rock visit his website. In addition to the talks posted on this website, for audio recordings of all of James’ talks including those given outside of our weekly Berkeley meetings visit dharmaseed.org 



Our-Teachers-Kids-3   All Talks in chronological order or guest Teachers at IMCB.