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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; www.mindfulnessdc.org

On the first Sunday of the month: "Touching the Earth" Practice. Next meeting to be announced on the WMC listserv.

On the second Sunday of the month: Live Dharma! Throughout the year, the WMC hosts dharma teachers on the second Sunday of the month. The evening begins with a potluck at 5:15. Check the WMC website for dates and speakers.

On the third Sunday of the month: Dharma Class. A chance for sangha members to share their wisdom! At 5:30pm, at the Vihara. For speaker and topic, consult WMC website.

On the fourth Sunday of the month: New Comers Orientation. At the Vihara starting at 6 pm.

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

WMC Study Groups: Meeting as a group for six weeks to discuss a book by Thich Nhat Hanh or other dharma teachers. Next group will be 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. More...

WMC Retreats: At Charter Hall, on the Susquehanna River. This Fall. To be announced on WMC listserv and posted at: www.mindfulnessdc.org


Other 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: www.mpcf.org.

Practicing the Art of Mindful Living (MPCF): All-day workshops with Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen; donation: $30-50. info: www.mpcf.org.

MPCF Classes: Consult MPCF website for latest classes.

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)StillwaterMPC.org, www.stillwatermpc.org

Still Water Classes: Consult Still Water website for latest classes.

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, www.crpcv.org/thuyentu.

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.

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

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)comcast.net

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)earthlink.net

Other Classes & Workshops

Being Solid, Being Free: Practicing the Art of Mindful Living. A Weekend Retreat with Meditation Teachers Anh-Huong Nguyen and Thu Nguyen. May 27 - 29, 2005, at Claymont Court, Charles Town, West Virginia. For more info and to register: (703) 938-1377 More...

Mindfulness Retreat with Sr. Annabel Laity: Fri-Sun, May 20-22, in Aston, PA (just outside Philadelphia). Sponsored by the Willow Branch Sangha. More...

Being a Compassionate Companion Workshop: Sat-Sun, June 4-5. A Two day workshop with Frank Ostaseski, founder of the Zen Hospice Project and Alaya  Institute. Sponsored by Joseph's House. More...

Zen of the Body 1-Day Retreat: Saturday, June 11, 9:30am - 5 pm. Led by Jeanine Cogan at a small retreat center 50 minutes from Washington DC. $99 per person. For more information, contact Jeanine at  JCogan5573(at)aol.com.

Change Your Mind Day DC: Saturday, June 4, 1 - 5pm at St. Stephen and the Incarnation Episcopal Church, at 16th and Newton Streets NW (just north of All Souls Unitarian Church and not far from the Colombia Height Metro stop). More...

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