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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 25, 2013

An impromptu evening with questions and short guided experiencees.   1) How to work with sluggishness and sleepiness, 2) mindfulness strategies for paying attention, from narrow to open focus, 3) the art of really letting go, 4) three basic fears, 5) bearing the suffering of the world.

Dec 17, 2013

Hang on and you'll get rope burn.  Let go and new possibilities emerge.  

The nature of the mind is to want.  When you grasp how impermanence is a characteristic of reality, you can transform your relationship to the clinging mind.  You can then entertain the possibility of what life would be like in the unfolding...

Dec 3, 2013

Paying attention to three fundamental elements can make a huge difference in your life.  Wise View aligns you with reality.  Wise Intention aligns your attention with what is deeply and unalterably true and important in your life.  Wise Action aligns your thought, speech and efforts.

So often we forget what is most...

Nov 26, 2013

Mindfulness practice can get dry and rote.  When you remember why you are practicing you'll reconnect with your passion and deepest intention.  When you can sustain your practice, you may notice a number of benefits.  

Beyond the physiological and emotional boosts you'll feel, ultimately you'll notice the arising of two...

Nov 5, 2013

What's between you and feeling free?  Chances are excellent whatever it is, it has it's roots in one of five particuarl states.  

When you learn to identify them, you immediately begin to shift your relationship to what is happening.  

This is a short talk and is a pretty high speed romp and more general...