James Baraz has been teaching Insight Meditation (Vipassana) since 1978. He is a founding teacher of Spirit Rock Meditation Center. James started the Community Dharma Leader program, the Kalyana Mitta Network, and is teacher-advisor to the Spirit Rock Family and Teen program. He’s been teaching the popular online Awakening Joy course since 2003. James is co-author with Shoshana Alexander of, Awakening Joy, which is based on the course.