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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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

cold morning stillness ice freezing on river’s edge goofball bufflehead         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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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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