Going with the Flow

Today we got .72 inches of rain. The river fluctuates as much as ten feet on a regular year, from typical flooding to droughts. This has been a time of little rain, particularly in West Virginia, which feeds the Potomac. In the shot above, taken on a foggy morning, you can definitely see which way
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Three Ways to Train Your Attention… Don’t Just Do Something – Sit There!… Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Focus on being present in meditation and you’ll automatically become aware of how you are scattered and distracted. Focus on kindness and you’ll notice how you can be petty, judgmental and mean. This month has been dedicated to writing. I’ve been fantasizing about these four weeks
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Three Ways to Train Your Attention

Special PODCAST: 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
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12 Breaths Meditation: Images from Cape Cod

Special VIDEO: Explore the effect of a few minutes of Coherence Breathing and if you’d like to keep your eyes open, some footage from Cape Cod.         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Home Again

I am incredibly fortunate to be able to spend so much time near moving water. This morning started with dense fog. I pushed off into the river with about 3 foot visibility. Over time the fog started to burn off. Here are a few images that started my day.            
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Hurricane Jose

Hurricane Jose brushed by Cape Cod and stirred things up a little bit. We went to the ocean side to experience 6omph winds and got a tiny sampling of what happened in Florida and the Caribbean. On the beach we were literally sand-blasted off.     Since the drama of wind, it’s been days of
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Seal of Approval

This morning two seals stopped by and took up resting spots on two rocks as the tide went out. This one stayed for quite a while, in fact until it was high and dry. The fog burned off and you can see the early morning light warming it up.         iTunes podcast here,
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Bathing Geese

Special VIDEO: One of the best things about being on the river most every morning is the surprise effect. Sometimes there’s not much going on and sometimes I get to catch a few special moments.         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Watching the Storm

From our writing retreat on the cape. A rare warm moment before a cold front comes in.       iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Shining Light on Your Shadow… The October Retreat… Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   It’s great to wake up in my own bed. After a month on the road I’ve had three weeks back in Northern Virginia. Despite the political turmoil here, I enjoy late summer in the DC area. With so much heat and rain, the river is churning
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Your Buddhist Personality Type

Special PODCAST: 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. 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
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The Mystery of Each Morning

I woke up in morning gloom. Heavy grey clouds. An impulse to turn over and try to go back to sleep. Something inside would not be denied, though, and so I put on my paddling clothes, life vest, pack, two cameras, a tripod and a thermos of green tea and made my way to the
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The Form of a Heron

      iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Branta Canadensis Belchus

Special VIDEO: As I get more and more serious about photography and video, I think my best work is just coming forth. Here is a rare insight into the inner workings of the Canada Goose. 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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Shining Light on Your Shadow

Special PODCAST: This talk explores how to work with previously unseen and challenging forces that can arise in your life. You’ll learn about your relationship with your shadow, how to recognize when it arises, how to work with it and some thoughts on how to work with the shadow in our culture. Subscribe to Jonathan’s
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