This topic explores how your wounds can become super powers.
You’ll learn how turning toward your wounds can awaken wisdom and compassion, how seeing the wounds in others can you open to intimacy and how wounds are embraced as integral in spiritual awakening.￼
More episodes from "Jonathan Foust"
Christ and Buddha Walk Into a Bar ...
43:45This talk explores similarities in the teachings of Christ and Buddha. You’ll learn about the principle of ‘Sanatan Dharma,” or Eternal Truth, parallel teachings on inner guidance, guidance for relationships and how to be awake in the world.
Meditation: Letting Go and Letting Be (26’)
25:55After settling and arriving through gentle movement you’ll be guided through a progressive body scan, explore softening, relaxing and letting go inside. Moving your attention to an anchor of your choosing, you’ll sense what it means to let go of thoughts and moods and return to the here and now. As the meditation progresses, you’ll deepen your inquiry into letting go by releasing all practices of ‘doing’ and investigate what it feels like to ‘be’ and rest in presence.
How to Let Go
45:08This talk explores the power of letting go. You’ll learn what the classic teachings say about letting go, how to incline your mind toward letting go, the sanctuary of selflessness and remembering how you can’t take anything with you at the end. The Five Daily Reflections 1 - I am of the nature to grow old; there is no way to escape growing old. 2 - I am of the nature to have ill health; there is no way to escape having ill health. 3 - I am of the nature to die; there is no way to escape death. 4 -All that is dear to me and everyone I love are of the nature to change. There is no way to escape being separated from them. 5- My actions are my closest companions. I am the beneficiary of my actions. My actions are the ground on which I stand.
Your Wounds Can be Your Gifts to the World
43:15This topic explores how your wounds can become super powers. You’ll learn how turning toward your wounds can awaken wisdom and compassion, how seeing the wounds in others can you open to intimacy and how wounds are embraced as integral in spiritual awakening.￼
Conversations with Depth Practitioners: Intensive Home Practice with Tracy Budd
52:01Is it possible to do the intensive practices one might only do in a retreat setting — at home? This interview explores the journey of one such practitioner who elected to cultivate a focused, disciplined meditation practice in a home setting and his journey to and through challenges and early childhood trauma. You’ll hear some inspiring stories of what is possible when you deepen your practice. Disclaimer: For most, intensive practices require a retreat setting and guidance from a teacher. Please ensure you have support in any depth practice you feel called to. Reference: The Mind Illuminated: A Complete Meditation Guide Integrating Buddhist Wisdom and Brain Science for Greater Mindfulness, by John Yates Tracy’s teacher is Oded Raz, and his website is: https://www.muar.org.il/t-en
How Your Heart Can Hold Anything
44:58This talk explores how to cultivate both wisdom and compassion. You’ll learn how suffering is both internal and external, the keys to the release of suffering and how to foster your intention to be awake in the midst of turbulent times.
Your True Nature is Already Here
44:19This talk explores the nature of ‘true nature.’ You’ll learn more about the nature of ‘true nature,’ what gets in the way of experiencing this primal quality of being and some doorways of practice that can bring you into an intimate, embodied sense of presence.
The Balance of Resilience and Surrender
44:15This talk explores how to find the equilibrium between skillful action and skillful release. You’ll learn how much of meditation practice (and life) calls for focus and sustained attention. But too tight a grip on focus can lead to missed opportunities, fresh insights and new possibilities. Learning to rest in presence can open intuitive faculties - when properly balanced.
Conversations with Depth Practitioners: Serving the Dying with Craig Phillips
42:51This interview explores Craig Phillips’ transition from being a business executive to working in hospice. You’ll hear about his awakening from a privileged life as an executive to his calling to leave the business world and explore a life dedicated to waking up, embracing creativity and being of service, primarily working with the dying. He shares some of what he’s learned along the way and working with those who have come to the end of their life.
How to Access the Flow State, Part 2
45:01This talk explores the mechanics for entering the flow state. You’ll learn the role mindfulness plays in setting up the flows state, a review of triggers that can be helpful, how applying the principles of flow to meditation can deepen your practice and some cautions and concerns about the practice.