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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.
2016-12-30 Reflection and Meditation on Forgiveness 39:17
2016 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2016-12-28 Four Questions to Ask When Practicing (Retreat Talk) 58:04
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?
2016 IMCW New Year Retreat: Awakening the Heart of Compassion
2016-11-09 Open Focus and Loving Kindness: Short Talk and Guided Meditation 39:30
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
2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-11-08 Q and A on Pain and Boredom 10:39
2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-11-08 Meditation - Body Scan 35:04
2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-11-06 Forgiveness: Short Talk and Guided Meditation 38:17
This short talk and meditation explores the power of forgiveness. You’ll learn the steps for cultivating forgiveness and be guided through a forgiveness meditation. From the IMCW Fall Retreat.
2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-11-05 The Weather Systems of the Mind 58:31
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.
2016 IMCW Fall Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-05-11 Meditation: Spacious Awareness and the Immeasurable Heart 41:08
You’ll be guided through a reflection on spacious awareness (open focus meditation) and a reflection on the immeasurable qualities of the heart. From the IMCW Spring Retreat.
2016 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-05-09 The Key Elements of Practice (Retreat Talk) 58:47
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.
2016 IMCW Spring Retreat: Intimacy with Life
2016-03-28 The Path: Ethical Livelihood 41:49
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.’
IMCW Wednesday Evening Talks

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