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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.

Mar 13, 2018

This talk explores the potential of actively investigating death and dying.

You’ll learn about the true fragility of life, the Buddha’s last words before he died, the power of reflecting on death and how remembering death can more fully open you to life.

Mar 6, 2018

This meditation begins with willful, slow, deep breathing and then transitions to free-flowing breath and breathing as the primary anchor.  You’ll explore a modified body scan, move into mindfulness meditation and at the end, rest in open awareness.

Mar 6, 2018

This talk explores how you can be with someone who is struggling.

You’ll learn common pitfalls in being present for others, the importance of looking closely at your attitudes and conditioning, some strategies for cultivating compassionate presence and the importance of self care when you are in the care-giving...

Feb 27, 2018

This talk explores how to embrace emptiness in your practice and in your life.

You’ll learn the essential teachings on emptiness, ways you can explore this in your meditation practice and how the understanding of emptiness can lead to increased happiness and freedom.


Feb 14, 2018

This meditation begins with a few minutes of movement.  You should feel no strain.  Be sure to release the posture if it feels at all uncomfortable.

As you continue, you’ll be guided to relax and feel deeply inside and settle your attention on a focal point of breath, sound or feeling.  Occasional reminders will call...