Philip Jones has practiced meditation since 1987 and has been teaching Insight Meditation since 1996. He has studied with teachers from Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society and graduated from the first Community Dharma Leader program in 2000. He also studied for a number of years with Matthew Flickstein and more recently has been practicing with teachers from IMS and with Shaila Catherine. He has served on the board of directors of Mid America Dharma, the regional retreat organization, since the mid-'90's. Many of his talks and writings can be found at http://silentmindopenheart.org.
Knowing what is unwholesome and what is wholesome allows us to cultivate the mental qualities that lead to greater peace and harmony in our lives. The Abhidhamma helps us recognize unwholesome and wholesome mental factors. Practical methods for abandoning unwholesome thoughts and cultivating wholesome factors are explored.