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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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2019-07-17 How to Work with Feeling in Your Meditation Practice 52:38
This talk explores how to work with the realm of feeling tone in your practice. You’ll learn why the body is so instrumental in liberation practices, what you can learn by deepening attention to sensations, a review of three primary anchors and the kinds of energy experiences that can arise when you relax and pay attention.
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks
2019-05-09 Heeding the Call to Inner and Outer Peace (Retreat Talk) 50:56
This final evening talk of a weeklong retreat explores mindfulness through the lens of the hero’s journey. You’ll learn about the call to inner practice, how to work the trials and challenges that arise, the process of opening to insight and the reflection on your return home.
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-08 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 5: Arriving and Opening to Flow 34:36
In this fifth morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan, directed to an anchor of your choosing with options to more deeply investigate challenges that arise and toward the end of the meditation you’ll be invited to rest in presence and turn your attention toward awareness itself.
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-07 Seeing Clearly into the Nature of Reality 58:36
This talk explores what happens when you deeply relax and pay attention to your moment-to-moment experience. You’ll learn about the process of settling attention in the here and now, how to recognize the characteristics of what is changing and the subtlety of how you are relating to change and how to reflect on being aware of awareness itself. This talk is from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-06 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 3: Arriving and Investigating the Flow 37:28
In this third morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan, directed to an anchor of your choosing with options to more deeply investigate what is present, particularly emotions. Toward the end of the meditation you’ll be invited to rest in presence. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-05 Meditation: Embodying Gratitude 42:48
This guided heart meditation explores the practice of bringing gratitude and compassion deeply into the felt-sense of your body and systematically offering well-being and best-wishes to others. This meditation is from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-04 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 1: Arriving in Presence 13:01
In this first morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan and directed to an anchor of your choosing. You’ll hear occasional reminders to help support your practice of arriving and settling in the here and now. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-05-04 Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 1: Arriving in Presence 0:00
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In this first morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan and directed to an anchor of your choosing. You’ll hear occasional reminders to help support your practice of arriving and settling in the here and now. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.
2019 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2018-12-30 The Wise Heart’s Response to Suffering (Retreat Talk) 56:46
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 2018 IMCW New Year’s Retreat
2018 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2018-12-30 Meditation: Sympathetic Joy and Loving the Body 42:04
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 body scan where you’ll deeply feel the space inside the body and reflect on gratitude, appreciation and well-being. This experience is from the afternoon Guided Heart practice in the IMCW 2018 New Year’s Retreat.
2018 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion

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