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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.

Feb 23, 2021

This talk explores the potential of mindful renunciation.


You’ll learn how critically important it is to know what is most important, cultivate the thoughts, behaviors and actions that will bring about that outcome and as well, identify and modify the the thoughts, behaviors and actions that get in the way of...

Feb 10, 2021

This talk explores how paying attention to your behavior can support you in your life.


You’ll learn how all traditions have guidelines regarding your moral behavior, how morality is often based on a negativity bias and how ultimately, it’s up to you to determine what you really want and define for yourself what it...

Feb 3, 2021

This talk explores the power of cultivating an attitude of love and care in your life.


You’ll learn what the Buddha said about giving, how intimately receiving is connected to generosity, the shadow-side of the practice and the power of taking generous actions when you feel called.

Jan 26, 2021

This talk explores the power of actively embracing the reality of change.


You’ll explore the fact that you are going to die, the idea of your death as an ally through your life and what it means to open to the mystery of impermanence.

Jan 21, 2021

This meditation begin with a brief posture review, then guides you through the practices of softening and arriving, opening to mindfulness and resting in presence.


This guided meditation is from the second morning of the IMCW 2020 New Year’s Retreat.