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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 24, 2016

This short talk and guided meditation explores ‘open focus’ and reflects on the limitless qualities of compassion, kindness, joy and equanimity.
You’ll learn about the Open Focus technique and as you sense through your body, you’ll investigate the immeasurable qualities of the the heart.  From the IMCW...

Nov 23, 2016

This talk explores the difficult energies that arise in life and how to work with them.
You’ll learn strategies for recognizing and working with five mind states that when in full force, make it impossible to be present.  This is the first talk evening talk of the IMCW Fall Retreat.

Nov 22, 2016

This talk explores practices that can help you shift your relationship with fear.
You’ll learn the difference between healthy and unhealthy fear, some essential components of fear, a basic strategy for working with fear when it arises and suggestions as to how you can make your way though life with a more...

Nov 1, 2016

This talk explores ways you can increase your capacity for happiness.
You’ll learn the primary blocks to happiness, two ways happiness manifests, some suggestions for a more happy life and some ruminations on the karma of a happy thought.

Oct 25, 2016

This talk explores ways you can stay more present (and sane) in your heart during this election cycle.
You’ll learn how ‘the shadow’ in our psyche expresses itself because of unmet needs and how, as we evolve as a species you can meet the shadow with empathy, befriend that which you have declared the...