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 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?
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
This talk explores the difficult energies that arise in life and how to work with them.
You’ll learn strategies for recognizing and working with five mind states that when in full force, make it impossible to be present. This is the first talk evening talk of the IMCW Fall Retreat.
This talk explores how you can naturally integrate the paradox of the ‘doing’ and ’surrender’ practices in meditation.
You’ll learn how concentration practice dramatically cultivates not only your capacity to observe all that changes without judgement, but also how you can intimately investigate challenges that arise and ultimately, how to surrender into effortless awareness.
This talk explores the importance of finding a form of livelihood that truly resonates for you.
You’ll learn how Johnny Paycheck’s classic country song “Take This Job and Shove It” ties into Buddhist psychology, a model for changing your relationship to work and what can happen when you substitute the word ‘work’ with the word ‘service.’