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.
This talk explores the art and practice of cultivating kindness (metta) for yourself and others.
You’ll learn why the practice is so critical to the development of heart and mind, the importance of improvisation and customizing your practice so it resonates for you and you’ll be guided through a variety of techniques that can help you open and sensitize your capacity for kindness and compassion.
This talk explores the importance of embodied awareness in waking up to who you truly are.
You’ll learn how the body is the perfect vehicle for seeing into the nature of reality, how your entire experience arises from the field of the body and strategies for intimately engaging in the body not just in meditation practice, but in your life.
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
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.
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.
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.