James Baraz has been a meditation teacher since 1978. He leads retreats, workshops and classes in the United States and abroad.
James is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center where he continues to lead trainings and programs.
James has been leading the online course Awakening Joy since 2003. In recent years, he has been focusing on Dharma and Climate Change, and serves as an advisor to One Earth Sangha, a website devoted to Buddhist responses to Climate Change.
His books include “Awakening Joy” (with Shoshana Alexander) and “Awakening Joy for Kids” (with Michele Lilyanna).
James lives in Berkeley, California with his wife, Jane. He has two sons and three grandchildren.