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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.

Dec 20, 2012

Pain is a messenger.  When you can investigate the arising of sensation and how you are relating to it, new possibilities can arise.  It's helpful to remember that whatever your experience may be in any moment, when you remember that "Other people feel this too," a sense of "I" and "Mine" can fall away and open up space...

Dec 12, 2012

Pain is inevitable.  Suffering is optional. Is this true?  This talk explores the fundamentals of how pain works and after a few minutes of energizing movement led by Jovinna Chan, you'll explore two pragmatic meditations for shifting your relationship to unpleasant sensations.

Dec 5, 2012

When it comes to being in the body, how should you pay attention? This talk explores two practices that rest on the far edges of instruction.  The 'sitting of strong determination' requires strict attention while 'surrender meditation' is all about letting go. Short guided experiences with questions and comments with...

Dec 5, 2012

This meditation starts with a contraction / release exercise and then moves into a few minutes of two willful breathing techniques before shifting to observation of natural breathing.  Lots of space for personal practice.

Nov 27, 2012

What gets in the way of gratitude?  How can you actively cultivate gratitude and a giving heart?  These are the main questions of this post-Thanksgiving talk.  Includes a reflection on gratitude and the senses as well as sharings and discussion.