Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Pragmatic Dharma… A Day of Intense Practice… Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   This time of year can be a bleak. The fall foliage was muted and dull. Then two days and nights of intense wind sucked away the remaining leaves and on a bright and clear morning and the front moved through it was suddenly ‘stick season.’ Other
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Meditation: Stretch, Slo-Mo, Scan, Sit and Surrender (25 minutes)

Special PODCAST: This meditation starts with some simple stretching and explores a slow motion release of the hands. You’ll then move into a guided body scan meditation, a period of self-observation and a final inquiry into effortless awareness. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube
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From Addiction to Wise Action

Special PODCAST: This talk explores how you can free yourself from life-depleting habits. You’ll learn how addiction is about seeing more clearly as to how you try to escape reality, how these habits can be as subtle as your thoughts and how some essential strategies can create more freedom and new possibilities in your life.
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Your Man in Washington

It’s been a privilege to offer, along with my wife Tara and with fellow teacher Hugh Byrne, a series of live-streaming classes on “Mindfulness at Work” at the US Senate. These eight hour-long classes are available to all the US Senate offices in DC and around all offices around country live, through archives and through
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From Anxiety to Wise Action at IMCW

Special PODCAST: The following video is from a talk I gave at Tara’s class. From Anxiety to Wise Action Video with Jonathan Foust Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Starlings on the Move

The sky can get bleak in November, but the collections of Starlings can be quite entertaining.                 iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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From Conflict to Wise Action

Special PODCAST: This talk explores how to get free from the struggle of conflict. You’ll learn about the nature of conflict, the importance of being honest and clear about your side of things, a process for getting free and the importance of viewing your conflicts as opportunities for growth. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4  
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From Anger to Wise Action

Special PODCAST: 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. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s
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From Anxiety to Wise Action

Special PODCAST: 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. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4         iTunes podcast here,
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The Power of Restraint

Special PODCAST: 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
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Back in the Saddle Again

The eagles are back.         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Resources for You From the Fall Retreat… A Day of Intense Practice… Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   It’s kind of freaky to do an evening walk outside in late October and hear the crickets still chirping at full volume and with such gusto. By now they are usually long dormant. I guess this is just one of the many adjustments to this changing
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Qualities of an Awakened Being (Retreat Talk)

Special PODCAST: 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
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Polishing the Lens of Perception (Retreat Talk)

Special PODCAST: 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. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4      
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Meditation: Open Focus and Loving Presence (Retreat Meditation)

Special PODCAST: 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. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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