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.
How Changing Your Habits can Change Your Destiny
This talk explores the power of seeing more clearly into the nature of conditioning.
You’ll learn how paying close attention to the anatomy of your habits can help you shift unwholesome actions as well as help cultivate the activities and rituals that can move you toward what is most important in your life.
Intention, Attention and Wise Action
Talk talk explores how to uncover what truly brings you alive.
You’ll learn about the art of seeing clearly into what is true, reflecting on what calls you forward, the art of course correcting and savoring life in the midst of change and impermanence.
In this talk I reflect on my personal “Annual Review” and offer questions that may help you in your reflection as to what is most enlivening for you at this time in your life.
Beyond the Witness
This talk explores the power of self-observation and what lies beyond the sense of self.
You’ll learn how the witness can free you from the tyranny of the mind and your reactivity as well as what can happen when you explore being aware of the witness and what lies beyond.
How to Awaken the Witness
This talk explores the liberating factor of self-observation.
You’ll learn about how you can cultivate the optimal environment to develop the witness, the near-enemy of the practice and what it means to be aware of the light behind the observer.
Two Words Can Change Your Life: Gratitude as a Spiritual Practice
This talk explores the power of cultivating gratitude and appreciation.
You’ll learn how your life experience is informed by a powerful negativity bias, the importance of ‘setting the stage’ for gratitude, some practical applications when hit by challenges and how to embrace gratitude as a spiritual practice.
A Dialogue with Shobhan Richard Faulds: Self-Realization in Our Times
Shobhan Richard Faulds is a dedicated and long-term practitioner and author as well as the former CEO and Board Chair of Kripalu Center.
This conversation explores some of what he has learned from his own practice as well as what he has gleaned from the teachings from Swami Kripalu, a profound practitioner and the inspiration for Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health.
We explore the ‘why’ of meditation, what it means to practice deeply and whether it’s possible to ‘wake up’ in a life filled with commitments and responsibilities.
You can find his books on Amazon:
Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat
Sayings of Swami Kripalu, Swimming with Krishna: Teaching Stories from the Kripalu Yoga Tradition
The Enlightenment Teachings of Yogeshwar Muni: Self-Inquiry and Surrender Meditation in the Kripalu Yoga Tradition
Dharma Then Moksha: The Untold Story of Swami Kripalu.