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Jonathan Foust's Dharma Talks at Insight Meditation Community of Washington DC
Jonathan Foust
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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2017-10-19 Qualities of an Awakened Being (Retreat Talk) 60:34
This talk explores how to be awake in the world. You’ll learn how to determine your progress on the path, how an awakened accepts this life with full responsibility, actively investigates the shadows and cultivates a world of new possibility. This talk is from the 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat
2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2017-10-18 Meditation: Open Focus and Loving Presence 40:56
After a short introduction on this technique you’ll be guided into an open focus meditation with an invitation to explore loving presence and spacious awareness. This meditation is from the 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat.
2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2017-10-17 Polishing the Lens of Perception (Retreat Talk) 58:40
This talk explores the lenses through which you view your world. You’ll learn the distinctions between energy and feeling, thoughts and thought-forms as you can expand your capacity to see clearly and with an open heart.
2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2017-10-16 Meditation: Morning Instructions on Retreat 31:09
This meditation focuses on gathering awareness in the here and now, guides you to an anchor of your choice and to practice awareness of change. This meditation is from the 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat.
2017 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2017-05-01 Living in the Body 64:40
This talk explores the relationship between awareness and energy. You'll learn the importance of body-centered awareness and some techniques that can help you navigate the inevitable challenges that arise in meditation and in your life.
2017 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2017-04-29 What Gets In the Way of Seeing Clearly 56:58
This talk explores the five mind states that make presence difficult or impossible. You'll learn how to recognize these states and rediscover your true nature.
2017 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-12-30 Reflection and Meditation on Forgiveness 39:17
2016 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2016-12-28 Four Questions to Ask When Practicing (Retreat Talk) 58:04
This talk explores four things to remember when deep in practice. You’ll learn about these powerful and inter-related inquiries: What am I feeling right now? How more fully present can I be right now? What am I noticing right now? Can I be with this … right now?
2016 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2016-11-09 Open Focus and Loving Kindness: Short Talk and Guided Meditation 39:30
This short talk and guided meditation explores “open focus” and reflects on the limitless qualities of compassion, kindness, joy and equanimity. You’ll learn about the Open Focus technique and as you sense through your body, you’ll investigate the immeasurable qualities of the heart. From the 2016 IMCW Fall Retreat
2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-11-08 Q and A on Pain and Boredom 10:39
2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life

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