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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Transforming Your Relationship with Fear, Part 1

Special PODCAST: This talk explores practices that can help you shift your relationship with fear.   You’ll learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy fear, some essential components of fear, a basic strategy for working with fear when it arises and suggestions as to how you can make your way though life with a more
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Watching

so nice to see you you up there and me down here sky, breath and first light         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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Greetings from Jonathan Foust: Are You Suffering from Electile Dysfunction?, Upcoming Events… Fresh Photos and More

To receive a monthly newsletter, please signup here.   It was 30 degrees on the river this morning. I wore wool socks, neoprene booties, two pair of long underwear, splash pants, a wool top, vest and jacket, wool fingerless gloves, a scarf and warm hat. A week ago it was so warm I wore only
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Happiness is the Best Revenge

Special PODCAST: This talk explores ways you can increase your capacity for happiness.   You’ll learn the primary blocks to happiness, two ways happiness manifests, some suggestions for a more happy life and some ruminations on the karma of a happy thought.   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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Home

We looked for a year Chose this big sycamore and Now we have a home         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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A One Minute Meditation on a Mob of Grackles

Special PODCAST: By chance I recently found myself surrounded by a Mob of Grackles.   Here’s a short little video of their visit. A brief meditation on impermanence.   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 Keep Your Heart Open During the Election

Special PODCAST: This talk explores ways you can stay more present (and sane) in your heart during this election cycle.   You’ll learn how ‘the shadow’ in your psyche expresses itself because of unmet needs and how, as we evolve as a species, you can meet the shadow with empathy, befriend that which you have
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Could You Benefit From A Day Of Intensive Practice?

A Meditative Journey: Dynamic Meditation Saturday, October 29 9:30 – 4:00 St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Bethesda Created in 1970 by the teacher, Osho, Dynamic Meditation is a powerful method of releasing deep-seated tension and cultivating a state prime for meditation. He developed this approach to help people who carry a lot of stress and
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Eagle Nesting

eagle wings beat hard with a stick in her talons dreams of family         iTunes podcast here, online listening here, stitcher here, and Jonathan’s YouTube channel here.
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