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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.

Dec 20, 2016

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.

Dec 13, 2016

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.

Dec 6, 2016

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. 

Nov 29, 2016

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.

Nov 27, 2016

In this ten-minute clip from morning retreat instructions I review three ways to be with physical pain and respond to a question about boredom.