Observations from My Retreat at the Forest Refuge

Special PODCAST: This is short clip with images and impressions from my winter retreat.   If you’d like to here more of the nitty gritty, here’s my talk, “Four Things I Learned on My Winter Retreat” youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTuM1TzZNZo podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?mt=2         Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4  
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Dancing with the Heavenly Messengers

Special PODCAST: This talk explores how to find freedom in relationship to sickness, old age, death and embracing ‘reality-based’ practices.   You’ll learn how deeply investigating these phenomena helps you to savor and celebrate this life and to re-dedicate yourself to live your life fully.   Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4        
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Forgiveness and Letting Go as a Spiritual Practice

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the transformative power of forgiveness and letting go.   You’ll learn about the consequences of not letting go, how to motivate yourself to change, the technology of forgiveness and what it means to cultivate a forgiving heart as a personal practice.   Subscribe to Jonathan’s podcast: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/jonathan-foust/id455422434?ign-mpt=uo%3D4      
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Four Things I Learned on My Winter Retreat

Special PODCAST: This talk explores four insights I had from my annual winter retreat at the Forest Refuge. You’ll learn about how to use inquiry to explore what it is you truly know for certain, how to see more clearly into your conditioning, how to turn directly to that which is between you and feeling
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: You Are Who You Hang With, Four Questions To Ask When You Want to Make Something Happen… and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Post-election I’ve been host to quite a few emotions, among them frustration, anger and dread. I know it’s on me to keep my heart and mind open. Wisdom and compassion are lofty goals, but require diligence and ruthless self-inquiry. I didn’t make it to a march
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How Your Body Serves Your Full Awakening

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the role of the body in the practice of awakening. You’ll learn how awareness of your body helps you to be present, to heal, to access intuition and to see clearly into the nature of reality. 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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I am Home

something called me here to this fragile sycamore for now I am home         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Where the Geese Say

some say what you want is within you but we say it is underneath         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Start Again: How to Refresh Your Intention and Your Attention

Special PODCAST: This talk explores the importance of having clear intentions. You’ll learn how to navigate four questions that can help you gain greater clarity: What do you really really want? How much do you really really want it? What is your weakest link? What are the systems you need to help you realize your
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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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