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.
This talk explores how you can transform your relationship with anger. You’ll learn about the nature and source of anger as well as a few strategies for working directly with strong energy and emotions when they arise.
This talk explores how you can transform your relationship to anxiety. You’ll learn how anxiety is natural function of human evolution, how to identify the source of your anxiety and a method of directly inquiring into what’s between you and feeling happy.
This talk explores the power of knowing what you want and what you’re willing to give up to get it. You’ll learn about the importance of awareness of your goals and your capacity to restrain from that which holds you back, the power of developing grit and determination in your practice and your life as well as the vital importance of finding balance.
This talk explores how to be awake in the world. You’ll learn a little about the Diwali celebration, how to determine your progress on the path, how an awakened being accepts this life with full responsibility, actively investigates the shadows and cultivates a world of new possibility. This talk is from the 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat. .
This talk explores the lenses through which you view your world. You’ll learn the distinctions between energy and feeling, thoughts and thought-forms as you can expand your capacity to see clearly and with an open heart. This talk is from the 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat.
After a short introduction to this unique technique you’ll be guided into an open focus meditation and an exploration of spacious awareness and loving presence. This meditation is from the 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat.
This meditation begins with seated mindful movement, moves through a body scan (8:30), guides you to an anchor of your choice (14:24) and focuses on cultivating attention to the present moment. This meditation is from the 2017 IMCW Fall Retreat.
This talk explores my antipathy toward the word ‘mindfulness’. You’ll learn what mindfulness is not, some alternative names and a review of the fundamentals of this practice which can lead to greater aliveness and freedom.
This talk explores three attentional strategies that can dramatically impact your meditation practice as well as the rest of your life. You’ll learn the importance and impact of Focus (concentration), how to cultivate Flow (to develop your capacity to be the witness of what is changing) and the importance of Letting Go (cultivating your capacity to relax and open to the mystery of life itself).
This talk explores three elements that can form your personality. You'll learn about the challenges as well as the strengths of each type, how to find balance and ultimately, to realize who you are free from all conditioning.