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WMC Calendar

WMC Meditation and Dharma Discussion: Every Sun., 7-9:15 p.m., at the Buddhist Vihara, 5017 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. Sitting and walking meditation, taped dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome. More info: 301-681-1036;

  • First Sunday of the month: "Touching the Earth" Practice; 5:45 p.m. at the Vihara.
  • Second Sunday of the month: Live Dharma! During regularly scheduled 7 p.m. sangha meeting, the WMC welcomes dharma teachers to give a talk in place of our usual study and discussion period. The evening begins with a potluck at 5:15.
  • Third Sunday of the month: Dharma Class, a chance for sangha members to share their wisdom; 5:30pm at the Vihara; speakers and topics vary.
  • Fourth Sunday of the month: Newcomer Orientation; 6 p.m. at the Vihara.

    WMC Second Body Practice: A wonderful way to strengthen mindfulness practice and build deeper relationships with one another in the sangha. More info: Steve Sidley at (301) 655-2605 or secondbody(at)

    WMC Study Groups: Groups of 6-8 people meet for six weeks to discuss a book by Thich Nhat Hanh or another dharma teacher. Start times, locations and topics vary and are regularly announced on the WMC listserv.

    WMC Newcomer Orientation: Last Sunday each month, 6-7pm, before the regular sitting. Open to all, especially newcomers. Informal orientation available on other Sundays; call or e-mail to arrange.

    WMC Retreats: At Charter Hall, on the Susquehanna River; three times per year, dates to be announced on WMC listserv.

    DC Area Sanghas

    Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF): At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Va. Morning sitting & walking meditation: Mon.-Fri., 8:15 a.m. Mid-day meditation: Thurs., noon. Mindful movement: Tues., 4:15 p.m. Evening meditation: Thurs., 7:30 p.m. Please call 703-938-1377 to confirm. More info:

    Practicing the Art of Mindful Living (MPCF): Full-day and half-day workshops with Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen; donation: $30-50. Full-day workshops Feb. 25, March 18, half-day workshops Feb. 11, Mar. 25.

    The Practice of Happiness: A Weekend Retreat with Meditation Teachers Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen. February 17-19, at Claymont Court, Charles Town, West Virginia. Info:

    Deep Relaxation and Healing Movements: with Thu Nguyen, MPCF. Wednesday evenings, March 1 to April 5, at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax. Info:

    Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center: Sitting meditation and reading: Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30-7:30 a.m.; Practice evening: Thurs., 7:30 p.m.; at Crossings - Center for Healing Traditions, 8505 Fenton Street, Suite 202, Silver Spring, Md. (above Whole Foods Market). Contact Mitchell Ratner, 301-270-8353, info(at),

    Companions for the Journey, Nourishing our Deepest Aspirations: A workshop to explore our spiritual lives, meets every other Monday evening, Jan. 30 to May 22, in Takoma Park.

    Settling into Silence: Silent retreat with Still Water MPC, Feb. 24 26, at Charter Hall, near Perryville, Md.

    Spiritual Cinema Club: "Travelers and Magicians," directed by the Bhutanese lama/film director Khyentse Norbu, 7 p.m., March 10, home of Annie and Paul Mahon in Chevy Chase, D.C. Info and to RSVP: Annie at annie(at)

    Boat of Compassion (Thuyen Tu) Sangha: Mindful day, first Sat. each month, 10-5 p.m., except April and October, when mindful retreat is held. Giac Hoang Temple, 5401 16th St. NW; more info: 703-938-9606, 301-294-7966,

    Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation: Mon., Tues., Thurs., & Fri. mornings, 7-8 a.m., Capitol Hill Yoga, 221 5th St., NE, call 202-544-0011 for more information; Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Healing Arts of Capitol Hill 320 G Street NE (3 blocks from Union Station). Call 202-544-9389 ext. 3 for more information.

    Arlington Mindfulness Practice: Practice Evening Monday, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Peter Guerrero, 703-820-1524, pfguerrero(at)

    Annapolis Mindfulness Practice: Practice Evening Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., and Sundays from 11a.m. until noon, at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd. Contact: Art Hansen, 410-216-9551, arthansen(at)

    Columbia Mindfulness Practice: Practice Evening first Monday of month, 7-8:30 p.m. Kittamaqundi Community Church, 5410 Leaftreader Way. Contact: Judy Colligan, 410-730-4712.

    Baltimore Mindfulness Practice (Fresh Breeze Sangha): Practice Day: Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5824 York Road, in Baltimore. Call or email for directions. Contact: Carol Fegan, 410-323-2180, freshbreeze(at)

    Other Retreats, Classes & Workshops

    Meditation Class For Stress Management: With Brigitte Pichot, Mondays, Feb. 13 - March 20, in Dupont Circle. $20 per class for 6-week package; $25 drop-in rate. Info: 202-332-3501 or

    Meditation Class for Mindful Eating: With Brigitte Pichot, Mondays, Feb. 13 - March 20, in Dupont Circle. $20 per class for 6-week package; $25 drop-in rate. Info: 202-332-3501 or

    Zen of the Body: Experience your Body's Strength, Wisdom & Ease. A one-day mindfulness workshop offered by Jeanine Cogan, PhD., March 4, in suburban Maryland. Info: 301-270-0053 or JeanineCogan(at)
    Next Zen of the Body: May 6, 2006

    Pre-Passover Mindfulness Meditation Retreat: Opening the Heart Through Daily Jewish Practices and Mindfulness Meditation, led by Line Fine, Roberta Wall and Rabbi David Ingber. April 6-9, Accord, N.Y. Info: 800-398-2630 or

    Willow Branch Sangha mindfulness retreat: "Peace in Oneself, Peace in the World," led by monastics from Green Mountain Dharma Center and Maple Forest Monastery in Vermont. May 19-20th, Aston, Penn. Info: Nancy Mattila, willowbretreat(at)

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