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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.

Jan 14, 2013

"The most important thing," Shunryo Suzuki famously said, "is to know what is the most important thing."  

Short term intentions can be enormously helpful when you are going through a challenging time. Long-term intentions also serve to provide clarity around actions - not just the actions which will support your goals,...

Jan 5, 2013

I dusted off a 'dharma rap song' I wrote years ago and offered this up at the 2012 IMCW New Year's Retreat.  It's pretty rough, but kind of fun.  Nothing ilke 110 people practicing silence for five days to make for a ripe audience.

Jan 5, 2013

The closing talk to the New Year's Retreat, 2012.  Spiritual practice is a blend of willful effort and conscious surrender. When the sense of "I" and "mine" drops away, compassion arises effortlessly. Sometimes your capacity to live with an open heart is effortless. Sometimes it requires a clear intention.