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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Meditation: Morning Instructions on Retreat (Mindful Movement, Body Scan and Anchor)

Special PODCAST: 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. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4         iTunes podcast here, online listening here,
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Why I Dislike the Word ‘Mindfulness’

Special PODCAST: 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. 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
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Retreat

Just back from the weeklong Fall IMCW Retreat. I’m always blown away by the power of pausing. Do plan a retreat if you can. There’s nothing like slowing down and in silence, training yourself to be fully present. Day after day after day after day ….       With fellow teachers Pat Coffey, La
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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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