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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

The Two Wings of Awakening

10/8/2019
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This talk explores the power of cultivating wisdom and compassion. You’ll learn how meditation can dramatically enhance your capacity to see clearly and how, at the same time, you can develop your capacity to hold what you discover with loving presence.

Duration:00:40:43

Why I Meditate

10/1/2019
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This talk explores why I’ve maintained an active meditation practice for 47 years. You’ll learn about the effects of meditation on body, mind and spirit, some tips to keep your practice alive, and the importance of having a “why” for your personal practice.

Duration:00:43:17

Meditation: Embodying Gratitude (Retreat Meditation)

9/24/2019
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This guided heart meditation explores the practice of bringing gratitude and compassion deeply into the felt-sense of your body and systematically offering well-being and best-wishes to others. This meditation is from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.

Duration:00:42:49

Heeding the Call to Inner and Outer Peace (Retreat Talk)

9/16/2019
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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. This talk is from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.

Duration:00:51:30

Seeing Clearly into the Nature of Reality (Retreat Talk)

9/12/2019
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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.

Duration:00:59:14

Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 5: Arriving and Opening to Flow

9/12/2019
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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. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.

Duration:00:34:37

Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 3: Arriving and Investigating the Flow

8/30/2019
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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.

Duration:00:37:06

Awakening the Guru Within

8/30/2019
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This talk explores how to wake up your deepest inner knowing. You’ll learn how you are the product of all your teachers so far in your life, how some teachers come from a lineage while others don’t, how valuable is it to seek those who’ve walked before us and how external teachers ultimately point to waking up our own inner guidance.

Duration:00:42:50

The Commitment to See Clearly

8/20/2019
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This talk explores the power of resilience. You’ll learn why sustained focus is so critical in your practice, how elemental forces can take your attention off your goal, and what happens when you see more clearly into the nature of reality.

Duration:00:46:17

Meditation: Retreat Instructions, Day 1: Arriving in Presence

7/30/2019
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In this first morning of a week-long meditation retreat, you’ll be guided through a centering body scan and directed to an anchor of your choosing. You’ll hear occasional reminders to help support your practice of arriving and settling in the here and now. These instructions are from the 2019 IMCW Spring Retreat.

Duration:00:42:00

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