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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;

Live Dharma! Throughout the year, the WMC hosts dharma teachers during our Sunday evening meetings. Usually the first Sunday of the month; check the WMC website for dates and speakers. Monthly Dharma Class: A chance for sangha members to share their wisdom! Third Sunday of the month, 5:30pm, at the Vihara. For speaker and topic, consult WMC website;

Second Body Practice: A wonderful way to strengthen mindfulness practice and build deeper relationships with one another in the sangha. Next round beginning February 22. More info: Steve Sidley at (301)655-2605 or secondbody(at)

WMC Study Groups: Beginning February 23, and continuing for six weeks, the group will be studying Tara Brach’s Radical Acceptance – Embracing Your Life With The Heart Of A Buddha. Sign up by sending an e-mail to John Love at JVLove(at)

WMC Newcomer Orientation: Last Sun. each month, 6-7 p.m., 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. Upcoming dates: April 23-25. For more info: wmc(at)


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): All-day workshops with Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen; donation: $30-50. Upcoming dates: February 28, March 20.

MPCF Classes: Relaxation and Healing Movements; instructor: Thu Nguyen; Wed., 7:30-9pm. March 3 - April 7, 2004. Fee: $100.

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),

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

Bethesda Mindfulness Practice: Wednesday evenings, 9:30-10:30 p.m. More info: 301-897-3648.

Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation: 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

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,

Annapolis Mindfulness Practice: Thurs., 7-8:30 p.m. Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd.; contact Art Hanson, 410-216-9551.

Columbia Mindfulness Practice: First Mon. each month, 7-8:30 p.m.; 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 Classes & Workshops

Cultivating a Gentle Heart: An 8-Week Mindfulness Meditation Class taught by Jeanine Cogan and Freddie Schrider. Mondays, March 1 - April 26, 7 - 9pm. At William Penn House on 515 East Capitol Street. Fee: $165. To register call: (202) 543-3842.

Beginning Anew: The Practice of Loving Speech and Deep Listening. A Weekend Retreat with Meditation Teachers Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen. March 12 - 14, at Claymont Court, Charles Town, West Virginia. For more info and to register: (703) 938-1377

Smiling like a Buddha: Intro to Mindfulness Meditation. Instructor: Mitchell Ratner. Wednesday Evenings, March 10 - May 26, 7:30 to 9:30pm. At Crossings in Silver Spring, MD. Fee: $200 for ten-week course. Contact Mitchell Ratner, 301-270-8353. info(at)

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