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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

Meditation: Focus, Flow, Let Go (17 Minutes)

9/18/2018
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The meditation helps you gather your attention in the here and now, cultivate a sense of who you are as the witness and explore what it means to let go and let it be.

Duration:00:17:14

Meditation: Awareness of Breath (8 minutes)

8/29/2018
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This short breath-based meditation will help you gather your attention and cultivate relaxed, open awareness.

Duration:00:08:01

The Near-Enemies in Spiritual Practice

8/14/2018
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This talk explores how you can see more clearly into qualities of the heart and mind that may feel real but aren’t true. You’ll learn how the states of love, kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity, on examination, can have a shadow and as you get clearer in these distinctions you can dramatically enhance your sense of intimacy and aliveness.

Duration:00:45:40

How Company is Stronger Than Will Power

8/7/2018
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This talk explores how associating with like-minded people can change your life. You’ll learn how intimacy and relationships are hard-wired into your nervous system, how you may tend to sacrifice something important in order to belong, how you can fully be yourself and at the same time, contribute at a high level and how realizing the truth of inter-connectedness is key to liberation.

Duration:00:42:23

Meditation: Opening to Effortless Presence (29 minutes)

7/31/2018
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This meditation begins by attuning to who you are as the one who is aware. You’ll explore a few minutes of concentration on breath, move into deep relaxation, select an anchor and observe what changes. Toward the end of this meditation you’ll refresh the practice and explore non-doing, non-fixing and spacious, open presence.

Duration:00:29:04

The Art of Non-Fixing

7/31/2018
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This talk explores how the practice of ‘non-fixing’ can open new possibilities in your life. You’ll learn how life is generally built on a wrong assumption and how, despite your skill in getting things done and getting better and better at fixing what you perceive to be wrong, pausing and exploring an alternative question can open you to creativity, flow and spaciousness.

Duration:00:44:19

How to be Mindfully Angry

7/17/2018
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This talk explores how you can convert anger into wise action. You’ll learn what happens inside when you are angry, the consequences of not addressing this challenging emotion, how to work with anger when it arises and some thoughts as to how to navigate these challenging times without your head exploding.

Duration:00:46:35

What Does It Mean to Really Forgive?

7/11/2018
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This talk explores how you can learn to forgive. You’ll learn about the consequences of not forgiving, the ‘how’ of forgiveness practice and what it’s like to live with a more open heart.

Duration:00:44:37

Letting Go of Being Cool and the Easing of the Ego

6/26/2018
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This talk explores how to ease the grip of the ego. You’ll learn the key characteristics of living in fixed sense of self, how to wake up to a more expansive sense of presence in the midst of a busy life and what it means to be free of the dominating grip of the ego.

Duration:00:46:53

Embracing Yourself as a Wounded Healer

6/13/2018
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This talk explores how you can make a difference in the world knowing you are still a work in progress. You’ll learn about the archetype of the wounded healer, how you unconsciously respond to stress and suffering and what it means to embrace your imperfections as a way of waking up to the fullness of your life and in service to all.

Duration:00:41:33

The Role of Devotion in Spiritual Practice

6/10/2018
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This talk explores how you can tap into the intimate power of devotion. You’ll learn how devotion can be a ‘direct path,’ what the Buddha taught about devotion, the shadow-side of the practice and how to develop devotion when you’re not wired that way.

Duration:00:43:58

Try NOT to Be Aware (Retreat Talk)

5/24/2018
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This talk explores the transformational power of awareness. You’ll learn what happens when you bring awareness to the body and to the formation of thoughts and beliefs, what happens when you suspend effort yet remain aware, and some key practices that help you cultivate the practice of being aware of awareness itself. The talk is from the 2018 IMCW Spring Retreat.

Duration:00:57:38

Welcome to Loving Kindness (Retreat Talk and Meditation)

5/24/2018
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This talk explores the art and practice of cultivating loving kindness (metta) toward 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 is from the 2018 IMCW Spring Retreat.

Duration:00:45:19

On the Healing of Trauma

5/17/2018
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This talk explores how to help yourself and others transform your experience of the fear and helplessness associated with trauma. You’ll learn the triggers, how to recognize the signs and reactionary patterns as well as explore some techniques for working with challenging life situations.

Duration:00:43:35

The Power of the Pause: How to Find Peace in the Smallest Moments

5/8/2018
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The talk explores ways you can remember to pause in the middle of activity and reinforce non-judging awareness. You’ll learn some strategies to help you remember to call your attention back to the moment, the Minimum Effective Dose for practices and the power of building in rituals that help you slow down and remember what is most important.

Duration:00:41:54

Your Body is the Doorway (Retreat Talk)

5/3/2018
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This talk explores why intimate awareness of your body is a portal into seeing clearly into the nature of reality. You’ll learn how to fully arrive in the Here and Now through conscious relaxation and receiving sensations as they arrive, how to work with challenges as they arise and what you may discover when you embrace this practice. This talk is from the 2018 IMCW Spring Retreat.

Duration:00:58:40

Meditation: Deeply Rested and Vibrantly Alert (25 minutes)

4/24/2018
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This mediation guides you through a period of concentration practice and explores sensing intimately into the body while being alert and awake to all that is changing. The meditation closes with an inquiry into spacious, allowing awareness.

Duration:00:24:51

A Conversation with Shobhan Richard Faulds: “The Promises and Pitfalls of Deeper Practice”

4/24/2018
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This conversation explores what can happen when you deepen your practice. You’ll learn the differences between practices for ‘householders' vs 'monastics’ and the possibilities as well as the challenges that can arise when you give yourself fully to spiritual practices. Danna Faulds opens and closes the evening with two of her poems. Shobhan and Danna Faulds are yogis, authors and teachers. Their practice has been deeply informed through the tradition of Kripalu Yoga.

Duration:00:45:13

The Art of Mindful Decision-Making

4/17/2018
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This talk explores some of the keys to effective decision-making. You’ll learn what gets in the way of making good decisions, the power of pausing to contemplate cause and effect, how to use your body as a sounding board and the importance of creating an optimal state when you have to make an important decision.

Duration:00:45:07

Meditation: Intimate Presence (24 minutes)

4/13/2018
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This meditation explores what’s it’s like to be intimately present to your embodied experience in the here and now. You’ll be guided into an inquiry into effortless sensing through a body scan and through a variety of anchors.

Duration:00:23:55