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A Guiding Teacher at the Insight Meditation Community of Washington and co-founder of the Meditation Teacher Training Institute, Jonathan offers talks, guided meditations and inquiries into what it means to be awake in mind and heart.

Sep 29, 2011

What is an emotion?  What gets in the way of being present?  This talk explores how emotions arise and what happens when we can skillfully turn our attention to that which we normally try to avoid.  Jonathan also gives an overview of the five mind states that obscure clarity and presence - and how to be...

Sep 22, 2011

All we seek to know, the Buddha taught, can be discovered in contemplating the body.  This talk explores ways we can pay attention as well what we notice when we slow down and experience the here and now.

Sep 22, 2011

This guided meditation starts with simple contraction/release then moves into a body scan as well as contemplation of breathing.  27 minutes.

Sep 18, 2011

Four essential insights make up the practice of meditation.  These keys provide not only a framework for understanding the nature of reality, but also a way we can free ourselves in any given moment.

Sep 15, 2011

The classic teaching "Be Here Now" requires that we "Let Go Now" - of everything and anything that is not present.  How do we do this? Jonathan shares some guiding principles of the art of renunciation with practical examples, suggestions and teachings through the ages.