MINDFULNESS PRACTICE OPPORTUNITIES IN THE WASHINGTON AREA
Washington Mindfulness Community Schedule
Most events take place at the Washington Buddhist Vihara, 5017 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C.; retreats at Charter Hall, near Perryville, Md.
Meditation and Dharma Discussion: Every Sunday from 7-9:15 p.m. Sitting and walking meditation and a brief taped dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh are followed by a discussion. Everyone is welcome.
Potluck Social Evening: First Sunday of each month, 5:15 p.m. at the Vihara. For more, see contact info above.
Live Dharma Talks or extended sitting: Second Sunday.
Dharma Class: Third Sunday of each month, 5:45-6:45 p.m., topics and facilitators vary.
Newcomer Orientation: Last Sunday of each month, from 6-6:45 p.m.; a time to ask questions about sitting and walking meditation, bells, gathas and other aspects of mindfulness practice. Open to all but especially for newcomers. Informal orientations for other Sundays can be arranged via contact info above.
Annual Spring Rebirth Ceremony: Sunday, May 5.
Annual Ceremony of Remembrance: Sunday, Nov. 4.
Community Gathering: Meeting of WMC members to discuss business and community issues, followed by mindful potluck; Next gathering: TBA.
Retreats: September, Fall Retreat.
Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center Schedule
Most events take place at Crossings: Center for the Healing Traditions, Suite 202, 8505 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, Md.; retreats at Charter Hall, near Perryville, Md.
Morning Sitting Meditation and Reading: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6:30-7:30 a.m.
Sitting Meditation and Other Practices: Thursday evening, 7:30 p.m.
Retreats: Charter Hall, near Perryville, Md.
May 4-6, Spring Community Retreat
Oct. 5-7, Silent Retreat
Nov. 9-11, Fall Community Retreat
Workshops: “A Calm Mind and a Joyful Heart: Learning to Attune and to Choose,” June 3, 2-5 p.m., Circle Yoga, Washington, D.C.
“Finding Our True Home: Mindfulness Meditation and the Present Moment,” June 10, 1-4 p.m., Follow Your Heart Yoga, Germantown, Md.
Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax Schedule
Most events take place at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Rd., Oakton, Va.; retreats at Claymont Court, near Charles Town, WV.
Morning Sitting & Walking Meditation: Monday through Friday, 8:15-9:15 a.m.
Noon meditation: Thursday, 12-12:45 p.m.
Afternoon Deep Relaxation: Thursday, 3:30-4:15 p.m.
Mindful Movement: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:15-5 p.m.
Children’s Program: Monday, 4-4:45 p.m.
Evening Meditation: Thursday, 7:30-9 p.m.
Days of Mindfulness: Oct. 27, Blueberry Gardens, 237 Ashton Rd (Route
108), Ashton MD; 1/2 mile from intersection of 108 and New Hampshire Blvd.
Please reserve a spot in advance. Suggested donation: $30-50.
Classes: “Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction,”
Mondays, April 16-June 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
“Deep Relaxation and Healing Movements,” Wednesdays, April 18-June 6, 7:30-9 p.m.
Retreats: May 18-20, Oct. 19-21, and Dec. 7-9, Claymont Court, W.Va.
OTHER SANGAS & EVENTS
Boat of Compassion (Thuyen Tu) Sangha: Mindful day 10 a.m.-5 p.m., first Saturday of each month except April and October; Giac Hoang Temple, 5401 16th St. NW, Washington, D.C., 202-829-2423; thuyentu(at)crpcv.org, www.crpcv.org/thuyentu
Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation: Mon., 7 a.m., and Fri., 6:50 a.m.; Capitol Hill Yoga, 221 5th St. NE; 202-544-0011. Sitting meditation, reading, and discussion: Wed., 7:30-8:30 p.m.; Healing Arts of Capitol Hill, 320 G St. NE; 202-544-9389 ext. 3.
Arlington Mindfulness Practice: Practice Evening: Monday, 7:30 p.m.; 703-820-1524, pfguerrero(at)aol.com.
Annapolis Mindfulness Practice: Practice Evening: Thursday, 7-8:30 p.m.; Beginners: Sunday, 8:45-9:45 a.m.; Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd., Annapolis, Md.; mpg(at)uuca-md.org.
Columbia Mindfulness Practice: Practice Evening: first Monday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Kittamaqundi Community Church, 5410 Leaftreader Way, Columbia, Md.; 410-730-4712.
Baltimore Fresh Breeze Sangha: Practice Day: Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Govans Presbyterian Church, 5824 York Road, Baltimore; 410-323-2180, freshbreeze(at)earthlink.net.
Lotus Heart Mindfulness Community: Practice Day: Sunday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., Breathe Books, 810 W. 36th Street, Baltimore; 410-833-6685, www.lotusheartsangha.com.