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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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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.

    When to Step Up and When to Step Back

    When to Step Up and When to Step Back

    This talk explores the art of engaging and disengaging.
     
    You’ll learn about stimulus / response and how your practice of meditation can open up more space for you to be more skillful as to how you respond to the moment — and to the challenges that arise in your life.

    • 42 min
    Meditation: Relax, Arrive and Rest in Presence (27’)

    Meditation: Relax, Arrive and Rest in Presence (27’)

    This meditation guides you through a somatic exploration of softening and relaxing, then opens into gentle mindfulness instructions and in the final section, invites you to explore letting go and resting in presence.

    • 27 min
    Thoughts on Healing Fear and Helplessness

    Thoughts on Healing Fear and Helplessness

    This talk explores how to work with trauma.
     
    You’ll learn about the different kinds of trauma, the challenges of unwinding difficult somatic feelings as well as suggestions for essential practice and how to recognize signs of trauma in those around you.

    • 45 min
    Thoughts on Self-Healing

    Thoughts on Self-Healing

    This talk explores ways you can cultivate more wholesome inner states.
     
    You’ll learn how self-healing is about being deeply honest with yourself, looking directly at the source of your upset, developing your skills in investigation and calling on loving presence.

    • 45 min
    How To Bypass Spiritual Bypass

    How To Bypass Spiritual Bypass

    This talk explores the pitfall of avoiding unfinished business in the name of spiritual idealism.
     
    You’ll learn how to identify your patterns of avoidance and explore some great strategies for embracing a reality-based practice.

    • 43 min
    How to Fill Your Cup

    How to Fill Your Cup

    This talk explores the art of self-care.
     
    You’ll learn about what might block your instinct for kindness and compassion for your self as well as some suggestions for being more aware of your unmet needs and how to respond skillfully.

    • 44 min

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