James Baraz

Author, mindfulness teacher, creator of Awakening Joy

James Baraz is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He founded and is teacher-advisor Spirit Rock's Family Program. He is the co-author with Shoshana Alexander of "Awakening Joy: Ten Steps to Happiness" and leads a popular online course by that name( James is also co-author of "Awakening Joy for Kids" with co-author Michele Lilyanna. James is an advisor to One Earth Sangha (, a website devoted to a skillful response to Climate Change.