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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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2019-12-31 Awakening | Dharma Talk 58:32
2019 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion | with Tara Brach, Noliwe Alexander, Konda Mason and Jonathan Foust
2019-12-29 Guided Metta (Loving Friendliness) Meditation 41:00
2019 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion | with Tara Brach, Noliwe Alexander, Konda Mason and Jonathan Foust
2019-12-28 Body, Breath | Guided Instruction 43:31
2019 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion | with Tara Brach, Noliwe Alexander, Konda Mason and Jonathan Foust
2019-11-06 Meditation: Opening into the Space of Loving Presence 40:50
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.
2019 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2019-11-04 The Body is Your Doorway to Freedom (Retreat Talk) 60:26
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.
2019 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
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

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