Serenity Now! How to Cultivate Equanimity

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the 10th of the Ten Perfections: Equanimity. You’ll learn about the call to see beyond the weather systems of the mind, the techniques that support the process of seeing more clearly, the glimpses of equanimity that arise in practice and how to cultivate the possibility for greater equanimity and steadiness
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Daylong Retreat this Saturday! Explore the Questions That Can Change Your Life, with Jonathan Foust

These practices have made a huge impact in my life. I look forward to sharing this Saturday’s retreat with you if you feel drawn to join in.   The Inquiry Intensive Explore the Questions That Can Change Your Life Saturday, August 12th 9:30 – 4:30 The Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington   This retreat will
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How to Cultivate a Kind and Friendly Heart

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the 9th of Ten Perfections: Loving Kindness. You’ll learn what happens in the absence of love, how to develop and cultivate the heart and what happens when you immerse yourself in the intention to be a ‘well-wisher’ of all. Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4       iTunes podcast here, online
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Don’t Just Do Something… The Inquiry Intensive… Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Sometimes it’s great to get away. Life feels a bit too rote and a shake up sharpens the mind. On the other hand, too much travel leads to a craving for routine and structure. I’ve been on the road most of the month. I’ve been swimming
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When You Really, Really Want to Swim

        iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Happy For No Reason, Part 2

Also not dead yet!         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Happy For No Reason, Part 1

Not dead yet!         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.    
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: How to Cultivate Determination and Resolve… The IMCW Fall Vipassana Meditation Retreat… Fresh Photos… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Is time speeding up?   This season seems to have taken on the characteristics of the dragon flies and hummingbirds. It’s whizzing by. Almost a blur. The antidote seems to be embracing ‘the pause’. Slowing down the breath, opening the senses and remembering this is all
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My Interview with Tami Simon, Founder of Sounds True

Tami Simon is founder of Sounds True and manages to be both a depth practitioner and a force of nature in our culture. She’s brought forth and promoted many teachers onto the national scene. I was delighted to have an interview with Tami for her podcast Insights at the Edge last week about “Body-Centered Inquiry.”
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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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