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.
Drawing on the principles of Open Focus and Metta Meditation, you'll be guided through a systematic inquiry into the 'felt sense' of space in and around your body as well as the feeling of gratitude, appreciation, kindness, compassion and joy.
This talk explores how and why somatic awareness is key to liberation. You'll learn the role of the body in this spiritual practice, how awareness of the body can help you feel more whole as well as how awareness of the body can reveal penetrating insights into the nature of reality.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.