How to Cultivate Determination and Resolve

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the eighth of the Ten Perfections: Determination and Resolve. You’ll learn the importance of having clear goals and developing the grit, endurance and balance to stay the course. 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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How to Cultivate Honesty and Truthfulness

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the 7th of the Ten Perfections: Honesty and Truthfulness. You’ll learn about the search for truth, the recognition of truth, how to attune to truth and some guidelines for speaking the truth in difficult situations. 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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How to Cultivate Tolerance and Forbearance

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the sixth of the Ten Perfections: Tolerance and Forbearance. You’ll learn about the power of refraining from hurting those who have hurt you, how to cope with the suffering you have to endure, how to develop confidence in the ultimate truth and how to be more aware of the the
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Empty Nest Syndrome

After many weeks of wing-flapping and hopping around, the adolescent eagle and parents have moved on. This is the last shot I have of them. It looks like a surly teenager in this shot. It’s been three days since I’ve seen them around. The first time I paddled up toward the nest with no activity
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How to Cultivate Vigor and Vitality

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the fifth of the Ten Perfections: Energy and Vitality. You’ll explore the importance of understanding the limited time and energy you have in this life and how to assess and manage your energy in a way that creates a ‘virtuous cycle’ of well-being. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4    
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: The Ten Perfections… The Still, Small Voice Within… Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   The Potomac River has been in flood stage for over a month.   It’s a muddy vortex of whirlpools, floating trees and unrelenting current. Ducks, geese, mergansers and cormorants have left for calmer waters. Due to the morning gloom I’ve missed the seasonal images of pollen-laden
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How to Cultivate Wisdom and Insight

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the fourth of the Ten Perfections: Wisdom and Insight. You’ll learn about the qualities of a wise person, what gets in the way of wisdom, how to cultivate greater wisdom and insight in your life and the delicate balance of wisdom and compassion. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4    
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700,000+

As I was uploading last week’s talk I noticed the podcast has been dowloaded over 700,000 times. I’m grateful to the technology that helps get these talks out there and to those who listen, comment and offer donations, thank you!   The technology hub:       iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube
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How to Let Go of What’s Not Aligned with Your Heart

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the third of the Ten Perfections: Renunciation. You’ll learn the importance of goals and the challenge of distractions, what it means to simplify and live your life aligned with what you most want. 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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How to Align Your Actions with Your Goals

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the second of the Ten Perfections: Virtue and Ethical Conduct. You’ll explore the importance of having clear goals in life and using ruthless and honest self-assessment to ensure what you are doing is fully aligned with the outcome you seek. 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 Second of the Ten Perfections

This week I gave a talk on ‘sila,’ the ethical guidelines for practitioners. While most ethical guidelines are variation of “Thou Shalt Not,” I wanted to offer this beautiful re-working of the five precepts from Tech That Han. These are in regard to: 1. Abstaining from killing 2. Abstaining from taking what is not freely
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Cultivating a Generous Heart, Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Last fall a pair of eagles decided to make their home nearby on an island on the Potomac River. I got to watch them build their nest, tend their eggs and just the other day, got a first look at their offspring, a healthy, curious and
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Settling in for the Week

We’re settling in for seven days of silence and intensive practice here at Pearlstone Retreat Center. Over 100 participants giving it their all.     A few images on arrival:   All the sessions begin and end with the ringing of bells so participants can relax and follow the flow of the day without watching
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The Dentist

Two images from the dentist yesterday:     The surreal landscape beyond my feet.     Looking up just a bit higher on the wall, why do I always feel so bad about myself?       iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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I’m Not Intimidated

Well, maybe a little.       iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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