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 what it means to feel awake, alive and whole.   You’ll learn how mindfulness is a process of seeing clearly and at any moment, of self-diagnosis,  drawing on strategies for healing and remembering what is true.
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This talk explores more strategies for working with physical pain.   You’ll learn my go-to techniques for shifting your relationship with unpleasant sensation, ranging from zooming out to zooming in and exploring the power of reflecting on loving presence.
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This talk explores strategies for working with pain.   You’ll learn how how your reaction to pain determines how much you’ll suffer, a helpful distinction in how to identify sensations  and some key techniques for ‘being with’ sensation rather caught in reactive patterns.  
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This talk explores four questions you can ask when you are caught in conflict.   You’ll learn the importance of reflecting on “Seeing Self in Other and Other in Self’ as you reflect on essential inquiries  that can help you be more awake and present when you are dealing with a challenging perso...
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This talk explores how you can develop your capacity for resilience.   You’ll learn the consequences of losing your focus, the benefits of cultivating concentration and some suggestions on how to more skillfully increase your capacity for beginning again, again and again.  
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This talk explores how, when you are lost, confused and unsure, you can take refuge in Awareness, Truth and Love.   You’ll learn about the power of reflecting on the Outer, Inner and Innermost Refuge of each of these timeless qualities of presence.
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After a short introduction on techniques for amplifying wholesome states, you’ll be guided into a meditation reflecting on sympathetic joy - cultivating your capacity to find pleasure in the joy, well-being and success of those around you.   You’ll then explore a particular practice including a ...
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In this 45-minute meditation you’ll be guided into deep, relaxed awareness of sensations and explore the use of an anchor or focal point for your attention.  From time to time you’ll be gently reminded of skillful ways to cultivate non-judging presence. This meditation provides the the first mo...
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This talk explores how you can more consciously respond to suffering within and around you.   You’ll learn how non-judging awareness awakens not only wisdom but your capacity to sense suffering and respond not just with empathy, but with wisdom and skill.   This is the final evening talk of the ...
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This talk explores the importance of knowing what truly calls you.   You’ll learn how you might refine your sense of what most enlivens you and cultivate the balance of allowing your life to unfold and living your life on purpose.
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In this guided heart meditation from the fall IMCW retreat, you’ll explore two separate practices: 1. Investigating ‘wholesome states’ when they arise can be a powerful way to increase your capacity for kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity.  You’ll be guided into the ‘felt sense’ of a posit...
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This talk explores how you might meet the inevitability of aging with grace.   You’ll learn how remembering what is true can be a refuge and how you can embrace reality in a way that cultivates ease, grace, wisdom and compassion.
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This talk explores the what can happen when you embrace your greatest challenges.   You’ll learn how even though welcoming an obstacle may clash with your primal instincts for self-preservation, it can not only change your life, but the lives of those around you and open up unexpected possibilit...
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This talk explores how tapping into gratitude and appreciation can change your life.   You’ll learn how you can overcome your innate instinct toward self-centeredness and how you can change your state in a way that will build a greater sense of connectedness, resourcefulness and if nothing else,...
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This talk explores the power of skillful effort and skillful surrender.   You’ll learn how focus, resilience and effort can lead to transformation, how of surrender and release can lead to insight and liberation and how, in the midst of your fully engaged life, you can cultivate balance.
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This talk explores how the more intimately you are aware of your experience in your body right now, the more clearly you can see into the nature of realty.   You’ll learn why in this practice your body is your ‘home base,’ how your ‘issues are in your tissues,’ how to work with challenging issue...
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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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