Deepening Joy

[Note: Deepening Joy groups are not available in 2016]

Deepening Joy groups provide an opportunity for participants to explore the practices taught in James Baraz’s Awakening Joy course: intention, mindfulness, gratitude, resilience, integrity, letting go, be-friending ourselves, loving others, compassion, equanimity, and simply being.  These practices help us move through the difficulties and challenges of being human sustained by an increasingly reliable and deep happiness.

The real joy of the groups is the rich resonance that emerges among group members who bring their own wisdom and generosity of heart to the gatherings.

2015 Deepening Joy groups will meet weekly in San Rafael, CA on Friday evenings, 6pm-9pm, January 16 – March 20, 2015. The format is opening meditation, check-in, dharma talk and inquiry, experiential exercises and discussion, practice homework, closing meditation.

You may click on the links below for dharma talks on the topics you are interested in. You may explore deepening joy by reading Awakening Joy: 10 Steps That Will Put You on the Road to Real Happiness by James Baraz and Shoshana Alexander.