Jonathan Foust


There is nothing more wonderous and sacred to me than a collection of like-minded people coming together to explore what it means to be present.


I’ve been leading retreats for over 25 years and remain as upbeat as the first one I led. (Well, OK, I was a nervous wreck for the first one.)

Please check out my website at for a full listing of upcoming retreats.



  1. Hi Sudhir–I can’t find the reading you did in the Meditation Module in May about “You must be a dog”. Is it on your web site or blog? I am signed up to assist a 200 hour teacher training in Oct-Nov, but I am having some back issues and not sure I will be able to make it. If all goes well I will be there when you are. I HOPE

    Miss you–Jai Kalindi

    Comment by Kalindi — October 17, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

    • This should be a separate post, but here it is:

      If you can start the day without caffeine or pep pills,
      If you can be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,
      If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,
      If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it,
      If you can understand when loved ones are too busy to give you time,
      If you can overlook when people take things out on you when, through no fault of yours, something goes wrong,
      If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,
      If you can face the world without lies and deceit,
      If you can conquer tension without medical help,
      If you can relax without liquor,
      If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,
      Then you are probably a dog.

      Comment by jonathanfoust — October 17, 2009 @ 10:44 pm

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