Jonathan Foust

A Guiding Teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Jonathan offers ta...
This talk explores how a strong sense of faith can dramatically support you in your personal practice and in your life.   You’ll learn how your unique doorway to faith is intimately personal and how you can develop and cultivate “mature faith” built on a dynamic balance of rigorous skepticism  ...
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This talk explores a classic story as to how you can sidestep unnecessary suffering.   You’ll learn how unconsciously you exacerbate the pain that happens in life by adding an unnecessary narrative and ceaseless speculation rather than attending to and addressing the initial wound itself. 
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This talk explores how you can get clarity in times of internal discord.   You’ll learn how clarifying the competing desires inside can provide insight as well as how drawing on both the heart and body can open you to new possibilities in your life. 
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This talk explores the nature of “self” and the transformational teachings on “not self.” You’ll learn how helpful it is to be intimately acquainted the conditioned self, the transcendent experience  of ‘forgetting the self’ and how to cultivate a selfless self in a world of selfish selfs.
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This talk explores how you can embrace embarrassment and self-consciousness as a transformational practice. You’ll learn a fundamental strategy for converting awkwardness into wisdom and suggestions as to how you can live a life committed to increasing your capacity for happiness and freedom. 
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The meditation helps you gather your attention in the here and now, cultivate a sense of who you are as the witness and explore what it means to let go and let it be.  
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This short breath-based meditation will help you gather your attention and cultivate relaxed, open awareness.
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This talk explores how you can see more clearly into qualities of the heart and mind that may feel real but aren’t true. You’ll learn how the states of love, kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, on examination, can have a shadow and as you get clearer in these distinctions you can dramatica...
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This talk explores how associating with like-minded people can change your life.   You’ll learn how intimacy and relationships are hard-wired into your nervous system, how you may tend to sacrifice something important in order to belong, how you can fully be yourself and at the same time, contri...
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This meditation begins by attuning to who you are as the one who is aware.  You’ll explore a few minutes of concentration on breath, move into deep relaxation, select an anchor and observe what changes.  Toward the end of this meditation you’ll refresh the practice and explore non-doing, non-f...
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