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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 24, 2014

This talk explores what can happen when you investigate gratitude and giving.
You’ll learn how to incline your mind toward wholesome states by reflecting on gratitude and why generosity is such a foundational teaching in Buddhist psychology.  You’ll explore as well your relationship to the ‘other side’ of...

Dec 16, 2014

This talk explores how you can cultivate the full expression of mindfulness practice:  equanimity.

You'll learn about equanimity from the perspective of Buddhist psychology, practices to cultivate steadiness and clear-seeing and how to identify the 'near enemies' of this state - qualities of experience that are close to...

Dec 10, 2014

This talk explores how you can increase your capacity for joy.

You'll learn about the characteristics of joy from the Buddhist perspective, the shadowside of joy as well as how to cultivate joy as a spiritual practice.


Dec 2, 2014

The meditation begins with a few minutes of conscious, circular breathing to focus, calm and center the mind.  

You'll then move into a body scan meditation, systematically sensing from the inside.  

From here, you can use an embodied 'anchor' (breath, sound or felt sense) with an invitation to intimately rest attention...

Dec 2, 2014

This talk explores how you can cultivate your capacity for compassion.

You'll learn how compassion must be balanced with wisdom and how you can incline your mind to more quickly move to this sense of 'seing self in other and other in self.'