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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.

Apr 29, 2014

This meditation follows the essential guidance to relax and to pay attention to what naturally changes in your experience.

You'll begin with some slow deep breaths and then move into a bodyscan meditation, intimately sensing into your inner experience.

After the scan you'll be guided to select an anchor in the senses...

Apr 29, 2014

Stress, unsatisfactoriness, unsteadiness and suffering all arise in relationship to clinging.  

We know we need to let go of that which holds us back from full aliveness, but how?  

This talk explores some of the philosophy behind how we cling, but also dives into experiential inquiries you can try on for yourself.


Apr 15, 2014

Delusion is believing something to be true that actually isn't true at all.  Waking up to what is real can be a challenging and sometimes humiliating experience.  

You can draw on three essential qualities to wake up.  Each element has practices associated with it and each element can be a refuge when you feel lost,...

Apr 5, 2014

A continuation of last week's talk on "Not Self," we explore the qualities of 'emptiness and openess.'   

Emptiness has both negative and postive connotations.  When the sense of "I," "me" and "mine" falls away, great spacious can emerge, but also a sense of disorientation.  The key seems to be in our capacity to let go...