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A free mini workshop on ‘Awakening Joy’ is being held for MTAI members & the public on Monday 10th May from 7- 8:30pm led by James Baraz.
Awakening Joy: Opening to True Well-Being
True happiness is not about acquiring anything but rather opening to the natural joy and aliveness right inside you. Today, as we are bombarded with messages that heighten our fear and sadness about the world, more than ever it is vital to understand the importance of joy as a central aspect of mindfulness practice. We need to remember how to stay connected to that place inside that makes life worth living. Our own cultivation of well-being and joy can become our gift to a troubled world. In this presentation James will share the essential principles and some experiential practices from his popular 5-month online Awakening Joy course taken by thousands since 2003.
James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. where he started the Spirit Rock Family Program with his wife, Jane. He is the co-author of Awakening Joy: Ten Steps to Happiness and Awakening Joy for Kids. Heleads the popular Awakening Joy online course. James is a guiding teacher of One Earth Sangha, an organization devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change. James lives in Berkeley with his wife, Jane, and has two sons and three grandchildren.