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.
BeFriending Fear, Part 1
This talk explores the art of working with anxiety and dread.
You’ll learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy fear, the roots of fear and some strategies for transforming the experience of anxiety when it arises.
Starting Over in Your Life
This talk explores the art of new beginnings.
You’ll learn how important it is to embrace your first reaction when things change, how to soften and release the past, how to open to new possibilities and how to engage into what most calls you forward.
Starting Again in Your Meditation Practice
This talk explores the art of re-arriving.
You’ll learn about the power of concentration, how to reframe one of the most challenging aspects of meditation and how ‘starting again’ sets the stage for insight and clear-seeing.
Transforming the Five Obstacles to Clear-Seeing (Retreat Talk)
This talk explores how embodied awareness can support you when you feel most challenged.
You’ll learn how about what happens when you follow the call to practice - how challenges arise and how refining your awareness of what is arising within you and you relate to it can open up amazing new possibilities.
This talk is the first talk from the IMCW New Year’s Retreat.
The Ten Perfections: #10 Be Steady and Equanimous
This talk explores the tenth of the ten perfections.
You’ll learn how you cannot make steadiness and serenity happen, but can create the conditions that allow this inner state to arise. When you remember the fundamental quality of reality, you can more easily open to embrace your true nature.
The Ten Perfections: #9 Be Kind and Compassionate
The talk explores the power of loving kindness.
You’ll learn how to be more of a well-wisher to all, some techniques to more effectively express kindness in the world and a reflection on what might happen in your life if you were to be more adept at responding to challenges with an open heart.