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WMC Calendar Fall 2003

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 and a brief taped dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by discussion. Everyone is welcome. More info: 301-681-1036; wmc(at)mindfulnessdc.org; www.mindfulnessdc.org

Live Dharma! Throughout the year, the WMC hosts dharma teachers during our Sun. evening meditation and dharma discussion meetings. Upcoming dates: Oct. 5, Vien Nguyen; Nov. 9, Thu Nguyen; Dec. 7, Mitchell Ratner.

Ceremony of Remembrance: Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

WMC Newcomer Orientation: Last Sun. each month, 6-7 p.m., before the regular sitting; a time to ask questions about sitting and walking meditation, bells, gathas, other aspects of mindfulness practice. 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: Oct. 3-5, Jan. 23-25, April 23-25. More info: See notice, p.3.

OTHER D.C. 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; Sept. 20, Oct. 18, Nov. 22, Dec. 20.

MPCF Classes: The Miracle of Mindfulness: Introduction to the Art of Living Peacefully in the Present Moment; instructor: Anh-Huong Nguyen; Tues., 7:30-9 p.m.; Sept. 23-Oct. 14; Fee: $60. Deep Relaxation and Healing Movements; instructor: Thu Nguyen; Wed., 7:30-9 p.m.; Sept. 24-Oct. 29; Fee: $100. The Practice of Loving Speech & Compassionate Listening; instructor: Anh-Huong Nguyen; Tues., 7:30-9 p.m.; Oct. 21-Nov. 25; Fee: $100.

Arlington Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation, singing and outside walking meditation: First and third Sun. each month, 7 p.m. Practice evening: Mon., 7:30 p.m. Contact Peter Guerrero, 703-820-1524, pfguerrero(at)aol.com.

Bethesda Mindfulness Practice: Tues. & Thurs., 7-8 a.m. More info: 301-897-3648.

Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center: Sitting meditation and reading: Mon., Wed., Fri., 6:30-7:30 a.m.; sitting meditation and other mindfulness practices: 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

Smiling like a Buddha (Still Water): Mindfulness meditation workshop; instructor: Mitchell Ratner; Mon., 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 22-Nov. 24; Crossings - Center for Healing Traditions; or Tues., 7:30-9:30 p.m., Sept. 23-Nov. 25; William Penn House, 515 East Capitol St. SE; Fee: $160; contact Mitchell Ratner, 301-270-8353.

Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 7-8 a.m., at Capitol Hill Yoga Center, 221 5th St. NE.

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.

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 Fresh Breeze Mindfulness Sangha: Sat., 8:30-10:15 a.m., Govans Presbyterian Church, 5824 York Road, Baltimore; contact Carol Fegan, 410-583-7798.

CLASSES & WORKSHOPS

Cultivating Inner Peace: fourteen-week class on meditation and the art of mindful living; instructors: Carolyn Cleveland & Jane Phelan; Tues., 7:45-8:45 p.m., Sept. 8-Dec. 9, 2003; Spiral Flight Yoga Center, 1726 Wisconsin Ave. NW; Fee: $169; www.spiralflightyoga.com, 202-965-1645.

Cultivating Peace of Mind: a potpourri introduction to meditation in a support group atmosphere; instructor: Susan McCarn; nine Tues., 7-8:30 p.m., beginning Sept. 23; Crossings - Center for Healing Traditions; Fee: $21/session or $175 in advance; contact Crossings, 301-565-4924 x100.

Zen of the Body: one-day retreat, reconnecting with the wisdom and beauty within our bodies; instructors: Jeanine Cogan & Colleen Corrigan; Sat., Sept. 27, 9:30-5 p.m.; Gramercy Carriage House, Stevenson, Md.; Fee: $99; more info: 202-543-3842, ZenoftheBody(at)aol.com.

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