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20.-21 August, 2022

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Awakening Joy workshop

Cultivating Joy and Compassion by use of Mindfulness

- a day with focus on well-being and peace

James Baraz, the wonderful, kind, well known and wise meditation teacher is visiting Denmark in August 2021, with his wife and teacher partner Jane Baraz. James has taught mindfulness meditation since 1978 and is co-founder of Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre, California. He is co-author of two books "Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to a Happier Life" and "Awakening Joy for Kids". James has taught many retreats and workshops in the US and internationally.


During this Awakening Joy workshop James and Jane will teach us how to cultivate joy and well-being by use of mindfulness.

The workshop is not only a “feel good” course but a “feel everything” course. We will explore joy/well-being by using mindfulness. You will, among other things, be introduced to:

- Joy and Intention setting

- Mindfulness

- Gratitude

- Self-Compassion and Compassion

- Loving ourselves and others

 We are genetically wired to look out for danger. In this workshop we will try to help our brain to be on the lookout for the good in life. All in all, cultivating kindness towards ourselves (and others), learning to take in the good moments in life, and inclining our mind to be looking for the good.

This workshop is based on the popular Awakening Joy course invented by James Baraz, that thousands have taken since 2003.

Practical information:


August, 2022


Saturday 20st, 9:30-17:00

Sunday 21st, 9:00-16:00


Heart Space Academy

Lyngby Hovedgade 39

2800 Kongens Lyngby


DKK 1995,-

A bit about James Baraz:

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 2003, I started the Awakening Joy course so that the Buddhist teachings that I’ve so benefited from could be made accessible to and practiced by anyone whether or not they were interested in Buddhist philosophy. My approach has been to present these principles and practices with a particular emphasis on how they can lead to true happiness. I’m grateful that the course has become more popular than I ever could have imagined, with thousands of people from all over the world practicing the principles it offers"

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.

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. You can find more information about James here: https://awakeningjoy.info/teacher.php#

A bit about Jane Baraz:

Jane Baraz, MA in Psychology, has been a mindfulness practitioner since 1976 when she began sitting vipassana retreats. She was on the Spirit Rock Board of Directors for 8 years, helped start the Spirit Rock Family Program, completed the Dedicated Practitioner's Program and is currently in the Heavenly Messengers Program. Jane teaches Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at UCSF's Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. She's also a trained teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), which she teaches at the Women's Cancer Resource Center in Oakland and privately in Berkeley. Jane enjoys teaching Awakening Joy workshops with her husband, James Baraz, in California and internationally.