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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.

Apr 9, 2013

Waking up to who you really are requires a blend of deep relaxation and  applied concentration.  Relaxation helps you sense outside the comparing and judging mind.  Concentration helps you identify habitual patterns and helps you wake up out of the trance of busyness, fear, confusion and cycle of endless desires.

Waking up requires a special form of energy which is not just biological, but also mental and emotional.  Courage gives you the strength to identify where you are stuck or lost and can open up possbilities where they did not exist before.  Courage is the opposite of retreat.  It is the capacity to engage with difficulty and open to new levels of aliveness.