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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.

Nov 1, 2014

This talk explores how you can sensitize yourself to more quickly to recognize the Three Characterististics of Reality and transform your relationship to stress and suffering.

You'll learn how these elemental qualities of existence pervade every moment and how, by seeing clearly into impermanence,...

Oct 21, 2014

This talk explores why awareness of the body is core to your meditation practice.

You'll learn the about the relationship of the body to the mind, emotions and states of consciousness as well as strategies for how to practice mindfulness of the body.  You'll also learn how practicing awareness of the body can lead...

Sep 30, 2014

This talk explores the theme of Earth Care Week and how the stress and suffering of what you see around you can be seen as a mirror of your internal world.

You'll learn how, by reflecting on the core teachings of 1) the fact of suffering, 2) the cause of suffering, 3) the cessation of suffering and 4) the path...

Sep 23, 2014

The talk explores some fundamentals of a meditation practice and how (sometimes) saying 'yes' to what is present can dramatically shift your relationship to the here and now.

You'lll learn my favorite definition of mindfulness, the art of 'saying yes,' how every 'no' actually means yes - and the classic...

Aug 25, 2014

In this 20 minute meditation you'll begin with a few rounds of conscious breathing, move into a brief body scan, then select an anchor that feels right for you.  You'll end with a brief reflection on gratitude and the felt sense of the here and now.