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Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Jonathan Foust share weekly talks, guided meditations and inquiries that explore how to cultivate an awakened heart and mind.

Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Jonathan Foust share weekly talks, guided meditations and inquiries that explore how to cultivate an awakened heart and mind.
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United States

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Senior teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Jonathan Foust share weekly talks, guided meditations and inquiries that explore how to cultivate an awakened heart and mind.

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English


Episodes

How to work with Feeling in Your Meditation Practice

7/16/2019
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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.

Duration:00:43:54

Preparing for Your Inevitable Death

6/19/2019
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This talk explores the power of actively contemplating impermanence. You’ll learn how contemplating death can not only help you remember what is most important and clarify your most cherished values, but to see clearly into the nature of reality.

Duration:00:42:47

When Relationships Get Difficult ….

6/11/2019
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This talk explores how to stay present when the going gets tough. You’ll learn about the inherent drive for wholeness, the nature of attraction and desire, how to stay awake in a relationship and how to navigate things when a relationship is over, especially when it’s not of your choosing.

Duration:00:45:04

Working with a Jealous Mind

6/4/2019
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This talk explores how to transform jealousy and envy. You’ll learn how the power of non-judging awareness and deep investigation can help you examine these mind states, identify the source of your discomfort and reclaim who you truly are and what you most want in your life.

Duration:00:38:05

The Art of Letting Go

5/21/2019
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This talk explores the fundamental practice of releasing what can be released. You’ll learn what gets in the way of letting go, what happens when you do let go, a practice for letting go and some thoughts on what happens when you really, really really let go.

Duration:00:44:48

The Subtle Art of Forgiveness

5/15/2019
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This talk explores how to address the challenges of freeing your heart through forgiveness. You’ll learn some essential keys that can support your practice and will be guided through short reflections offering forgiveness to yourself as well as reflections on offering forgiveness to others.

Duration:00:44:28

The Art of Telling the Truth

4/30/2019
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This talk explores the practice of Wise Speech. You’ll learn how and why we lie to ourselves and others, some strategies for being more truthful and how taking on this practice can be so transformational in your life.

Duration:00:43:23

How to Increase Your Capacity for Equanimity

4/23/2019
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This talk explores how you can open more fully to what is considered the highest expression of practice. You’ll learn a helpful working definition of equanimity, the near-enemies and challenges of the practice and what it means to be open to the fullness of life with a heart that can embrace it all.

Duration:00:41:12

How to Increase Your Capacity for Joy

4/16/2019
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This talk explores both the experience of internal joy as well as the joy that can arise on behalf of others. You’ll learn about the habitual pursuit of joy, the radical pursuit of joy, the shadow side of joy and the classical practices that deepen and widen this wonderful state of heart and mind.

Duration:00:44:48

How to Increase Your Capacity for Compassion

4/9/2019
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This talk explores how to cultivate a wise response to suffering. You’ll learn the roots of the practice, the pitfalls and challenges, where to start and how you can tap into the immeasurable aspects of compassionate presence.

Duration:00:45:57

How to Increase Your Capacity for Kindness

4/2/2019
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This talk explores how practice being a well-wisher to all. You’ll learn about the origination of the heart practices, where to start, how it can evolve and why these practices can be so life-changing for you.

Duration:00:44:15

The Quickest Way to Be Happy

3/26/2019
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This talk explores the nature of happiness. You’ll learn how happiness truly is ‘here and now,’ how important it is to actively explore what is between you and feeling happy, how happiness is a reflection of your true nature and a model or assessing your happiness level.

Duration:00:40:19

On Healing and Feeling Whole

3/19/2019
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This talk explores what it means to feel awake, alive and whole. You’ll learn how mindfulness is a process of seeing clearly and at any moment, of self-diagnosis, drawing on strategies for healing and remembering what is true.

Duration:00:43:50

Ways to be with Pain, Part II

3/12/2019
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This talk explores more strategies for working with physical pain. You’ll learn my go-to techniques for shifting your relationship with unpleasant sensation, ranging from zooming out to zooming in and exploring the power of reflecting on loving presence.

Duration:00:43:04

Ways to Be with Pain, Part 1

3/5/2019
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This talk explores strategies for working with pain. You’ll learn how how your reaction to pain determines how much you’ll suffer, a helpful distinction in how to identify sensations and some key techniques for ‘being with’ sensation rather caught in reactive patterns.

Duration:00:46:06

Difficult Conversations with Difficult People

2/26/2019
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This talk explores four questions you can ask when you are caught in conflict. You’ll learn the importance of reflecting on “Seeing Self in Other and Other in Self’ as you reflect on essential inquiries that can help you be more awake and present when you are dealing with a challenging person.

Duration:00:45:55

The Art of Starting Again

2/12/2019
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This talk explores how you can develop your capacity for resilience. You’ll learn the consequences of losing your focus, the benefits of cultivating concentration and some suggestions on how to more skillfully increase your capacity for beginning again, again and again.

Duration:00:45:19

The Refuges and the Refuge Ceremony

2/5/2019
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This talk explores how, when you are lost, confused and unsure, you can take refuge in Awareness, Truth and Love. You’ll learn about the power of reflecting on the Outer, Inner and Innermost Refuge of each of these timeless qualities of presence.

Duration:00:47:42

Meditation: Sympathetic Joy and Loving the Body

1/27/2019
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After a short introduction on techniques for amplifying wholesome states, you’ll be guided into a meditation reflecting on sympathetic joy - cultivating your capacity to find pleasure in the joy, well-being and success of those around you. You’ll then explore a particular practice including a body scan where you’ll deeply feel the space inside the body and reflect on gratitude, appreciation and well-being. This experience is from the afternoon Guided Heart practice in the IMCW 2018 New...

Duration:00:42:04

Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Morning #1

1/21/2019
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In this 45-minute meditation you’ll be guided into deep, relaxed awareness of sensations and explore the use of an anchor or focal point for your attention. From time to time you’ll be gently reminded of skillful ways to cultivate non-judging presence. This meditation provides the the first morning instructions for the IMCW 2018 New Year’s Retreat.

Duration:00:41:35