Jonathan Foust is a guiding teacher for the Insight Meditation Community of Washington, co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute and a senior teacher and former president of Kripalu Center. He has been leading retreats and training teachers for more than 25 years. Jonathan is the creator of the “Year of Living Mindfully” program and teaches regularly in the DC metro area. You can listen to his talks and guided meditations through his podcast or online.
This talk explores how we can live with a wise heart in a world filled with turmoil.
You’ll learn how recognizing delusion and ignorance is critical to waking up, how delusion forms and persists and how we can heal and restore a sense of our shared humanity.
This talk explores what can happen when you turn your attention to rest in awareness itself.
You’ll learn about the practices that help you arrive in the here and now, how to set optimal conditions for your practice, techniques for turning your attention to awareness itself and how awakened awareness cultivates an awakened heart.
This meditation guides you into an inquiry into the internal and external perception of space. Based on the principles of Open Focus, the technique uses questions to cultivate a sense of effortless attention.
This talk explores how body-centered awareness reveals your true nature. You’ll learn how sensing through the lens of the body cultivates present-moment awareness and is a portal to see into the nature of change, the nature of suffering and into the nature of the self.
This talk explores the transformative power of compassion and kindness. You’ll learn how how to cultivate authentic friendliness in your meditation practice, how to distinguish between pain and suffering and how to heal the judging mind though the practice of forgiveness.
This talk explores how you can sensitize yourself to more quickly to recognize the Three Characteristics of Reality and transform your relationship to stress and suffering. You'll learn how these elemental qualities of existence pervade every moment and how, by seeing clearly into impermanence, your relationship to impermanence and how impermanence infuses your sense of self, you can hold your relationship to each moment with wisdom and compassion.
This talk is from the Fall 2014 Retreat with fellow teachers Anam Thubten, Tara Brach and Pat Coffey
What does it mean to be awake? A number of qualities arise when greed, hatred and ignorance fall away. In both your inward practice and in the world of relationships you can consciously cultivate these characteristic and enjoy aliveness within and around you.
As you develop as a contemplative artist, cultivating the ‘middle way’ includes disciplines that require attention and focus as well as practices that call for relaxation and letting go.
This talk explores strategies that can help you cultivate that ephemeral internal experience that is ‘not too tight and not too loose.’
Wisdom tells you you’ve got to let go of everything. Compassion is the lubrication that helps you do it. What are the keys to accessing open awareness and an open heart? This talk dives in with some stories and guided reflections.