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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.

Mar 27, 2018

This talk explores the possibility of being free from conditioning.

You’ll learn how subtle your conditioning can be, how to see through your conditioning and how to open more to what it means to be free and awake to the fullness of your life.


Mar 21, 2018

This talk explores what it means to be awake in your life.

You’ll learn the characteristics of an awakened being, the diligence and surrender required to wake up and what it means to to be aware of awareness itself.


Mar 13, 2018

This talk explores the potential of actively investigating death and dying.

You’ll learn about the true fragility of life, the Buddha’s last words before he died, the power of reflecting on death and how remembering death can more fully open you to life.

Mar 6, 2018

This meditation begins with willful, slow, deep breathing and then transitions to free-flowing breath and breathing as the primary anchor.  You’ll explore a modified body scan, move into mindfulness meditation and at the end, rest in open awareness.

Mar 6, 2018

This talk explores how you can be with someone who is struggling.

You’ll learn common pitfalls in being present for others, the importance of looking closely at your attitudes and conditioning, some strategies for cultivating compassionate presence and the importance of self care when you are in the care-giving...