Four Questions to Ask When Practicing (Retreat Talk)

Special PODCAST: This talk explores four things to remember when deep in practice.   You’ll learn about these powerful and inter-related inquiries: What am I feeling right now? How more fully present can I be right now? What am I noticing right now? Can I be with this … right now? This is the first
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Weather Systems of the Mind

a moment ago all was clear and now I see something new to see         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: The Year in Review, How to Cultivate Compassion in Difficult Times… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   We certainly live in interesting times. Many years ago a swami came to the ashram I lived in and said, “The more you’ve got going on in your life, the more you need to be on retreat.” With all the churning and burning going on in
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The New Year’s Retreat

Our annual IMCW New Year’s Retreat … a great way to end and begin again. It was great to connect again and serve with Anam Thubten and teachers Tara Brach and Hugh Byrne.   Dharma talks will be online soon.     iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Compassion and the Outer Life

Special PODCAST: This talk explores what can happen when you actively cultivate compassion for those around you.   You’ll learn how inner awareness leads to outer awareness, how to train yourself to be aware of others’ feelings and unmet needs and ultimately, how to move from compassion to skillful action.   Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast:
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There Is Always One

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Compassion and the Inner Life

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the power of self-compassion.   You’ll learn about the two wings of mindfulness, the ‘near-enemies’ of compassion and what can happen when you take on compassion as a conscious practice.   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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Happiness and Your True Nature

Special PODCAST: This talk explores happiness as your essential nature.   You’ll learn how the intention to be truly happy cultivates clarity, wisdom and the realization of the inter-connectedness of your life.   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: Meditation Retreat Vipassana Instructions

Special PODCAST: This guided meditation is from the IMCW Fall Retreat and offers a body scan, anchoring and vipassana instructions. (35 minutes)   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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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Transforming Your Relationship with Fear, Upcoming Events… Fresh Photos and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Fear brings out the worst in all of us. It’s helpful to remember that your heart, when not afraid, is naturally at ease, collected, clear and luminous. When we are not afraid, we experience life through a different lens. Empathy and compassion flow. We see ourselves
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Transforming Your Relationship with Fear, Part 2

Special PODCAST: This talk explores three strategies for shifting your relationship with fear.   You’ll learn the importance of moving from the ‘story’ the felt-sense of fear, the power of investigating core beliefs and the transformative practice of Tonglen meditation.   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,
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Retreat Instructions and Q&A: Working with Physical Pain and Boredom

Special PODCAST: This ten-minute clip is from morning retreat instructions. I review three ways to be with physical pain and respond to a question about boredom.   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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Open Focus and Loving Kindness: Short Talk and Guided Meditation

Special PODCAST: This short talk and guided meditation explores ‘open focus’ and reflects on the limitless qualities of compassion, kindness, joy and equanimity.   You’ll learn about the Open Focus technique and as you sense through your body, you’ll investigate the immeasurable qualities of the the heart. From the IMCW Fall Retreat.   Subscribe to
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Forgiveness: Short Talk and Guided Meditation

Special PODCAST: This short talk and meditation explores the power of forgiveness.   You’ll learn the steps for cultivating forgiveness and be guided through a forgiveness meditation. From the 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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The Weather Systems of the Mind (Fall Retreat Talk)

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the difficult energies that arise in life and how to work with them.   You’ll learn strategies for recognizing and working with five mind states that when in full force, make it impossible to be present. This is the first talk evening talk of the IMCW Fall Retreat.   Subscribe
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