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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.
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2014-10-27 The Three Characteristics of Reality 63:50
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
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2014-05-08 Evening Poem: The Mystery - and flute 11:00
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2014-05-08 Three Characteristics of an Awakened Being 59:37
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.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2014 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2013-12-30 On Doing and Being 59:18
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.’
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2013-10-22 Keys to Unlock the Infinite Heart 57:45
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.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2013-10-20 The Questions That Lead to Freedom 63:56
Transformation comes when you can actively and intimately turn your attention to what is arising. Asking the right questions can help guide you to what is not quite felt and seen. This talk explores fundamental inquiries that open new possibilities, no matter what your inner experience.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2013-04-29 The Art of Paying Attention 59:06
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2013 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy With Life
2013-02-27 The Dharma of Relationships 1:15:43
Unless you live in a cave and have concierge service, you most probably interact with people each day. Wisdom teachings tell us to 'see self in other and other in self.' But how? This talk explores some practical strategies for cultivating empathy, compassion and skill in how you relate to others and use your relationships to wake up.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2012-12-31 I'm a Child of Light - by Rapper Jonathan 6:24
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2012-12-31 Aligning Your Life with Your Heart 58:07
Spiritual practice is a blend of willful effort and conscious surrender. When the sense of "I" and "mine" drops away, compassion arises effortlessly. Sometimes your capacity to live with an open heart is effortless. Sometimes it requires a clear intention.
Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

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