Strategies for Transforming Your Relationship with Physical Pain

Special PODCAST: This talk explores how to bring non-judging awareness to the experience of physical pain.   You’ll learn some essential teachings of Buddhist psychology as well as strategies that draw on the power of present-moment awareness including your capacity to ‘zoom in’ on sensation as well as how to ‘zoom out’ to a more
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Recent Dharma Talks, The Energy Intensive… Fresh Photos and More.

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Welcome!   Here in the mid-Atlantic it’s been hot. Beyond hot. With the heat index over 100 for much of this month, I get out on the river as early as I can and still come back soaked in sweat. It’s a bit disconcerting to be
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Retreat

Taking a retreat You slow down, pause and explore Alone together         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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My Paddleboard Set Up for Photography and Video

      Most mornings I head to the Potomac for a morning adventure on my paddle board. I’ve refined my system over the years and have it pretty much down to this for warm weather paddling.     Inflatable Waterman Paddle Board I bought my inflatable paddle board from Potomac Paddle Sports at the
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How to Stay Focused on What is Most Important

Special PODCAST: The talk explores how to sustain attention on what’s most important in your life.   You’ll learn about the power of concentration, how and why you lose focus, how staying present to your goals sets you up for a transformational ride and some practical strategies for sustaining attention on the most important things
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Falling

At three thousand feet For thirty minutes and now It’s a controlled fall         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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How to Embrace Challenge as a Spiritual Practice

Special PODCAST: This talk explores how you can transform your life experience by embracing your deepest challenges.   You’ll learn the importance of remembering what is most important, the power of changing your attitude toward your challenges, the importance of testing yourself and how what you are seeking is truly already here.   Subscribe to
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Humiliation

I think I’m so cool but only find out later something on my nose         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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That Book You Gave Me?

that book you gave me about surviving a crash? not the best timing         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Intuition and Mindfulness, Conscious Relationships, The Still, Small Voice Within… Fresh Photos and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   Welcome!   This was a month of travel and adventure.   I spent a week in Paris with friends where we got to watch the record-breaking floods almost swamping the famous bridges on the Seine. Tara arrived later in the week after leading a retreat in
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My 2016 “Integrity Report”

I’ve been a fan of James Clear (www.jamesclear.com) for some time now.   For the last few years, following his format, I’ve done an Annual Report. Keeping in step, I’ve just done my ‘Integrity Report,’ an inquiry as to how I’m doing in regard to my core values.   It’s below, for your amusement.  
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1 Bag and 21 Days in Europe: Jonathan’s Packing List

      To read a post on Jonathan’s travel philosophy, check out Jared Gotlieb’s article on the National Geographic Intelligent Traveler blog: http://intelligenttravel.nationalgeographic.com/2013/10/10/how-to-pack-mindfully     Jonathan’s Packing List This is what I took on a 21-day trip to Europe, which included time in Paris and Amsterdam, trekking in the Alps and leading a four-day
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You Are Vast, Wide Sky

a big storm moves through you are not today’s weather you are vast, wide sky         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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On Non-attachment to Non-attachment

Special PODCAST: This talk explores who you are in the absence of desire and how to cultivate wholesome non-attachment.   You’ll learn about three mental states that make it impossible to be present, how desire drives suffering, how you can let go of attachment and how to trace back your desires to ensure they are
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More Images from the Road

After Paris, on to Zurich and some time in the high Alps. Then on to central Holland to lead a retreat with Tara.   The morning view in Grindelwald, Switzerland.     It rained. And then it rained a little more. The water her is flowing through a hollowed out branch into a hollowed out
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