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Mindfulness Practice at the WMC

Meditation and Dharma Discussion every Sunday evening from 7-9pm. Sitting and walking meditation from 7 to 8pm; a brief taped dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by discussion/support, from 8 to 9pm. Social time from 9 to 9:30pm.

Newcomer Orientation: Last Sunday each month, 6- 6:30pm; Guided Meditation from 6:30-6:50pm.

Community Potluck: First Sunday each month, starting at 5:15pm.

"Live Dharma": Sunday nights featuring Dharma talks by local Dharma teachers. Next: Bill Menza on February 2.

Second Body Practice: Next round begins in early January 2003. To sign up: <secondbody(at)>

WMC Study Groups: Next group begins in early January 2003. One group will focus on the 14th Mindfulness Trainings, going 14 weeks. Another group will focus on a text to be announced. To sign up, contact Steve Sidley at (301) 655-2605 or <stevesidley(at)>.

Location: The Washington Buddhist Vihara, 5017 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC. <>

Stillwater Mindfulness Practice Center

Sitting meditation and reading every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:30 to 7:30am;

Weekly Practice Evenings: Thursdays, 7:30-9pm.

Location: Crossings, 1 Columbia Ave, Takoma Park, MD.

Note: in late January/early February, Stillwater MPC will be moving to 8505 Fenton St, in Silver Spring, MD (above the Fresh Fields/Whole Foods store)


Class starting in early February:

"Smiling Like a Buddha: An Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation." An eight-week course offered by Mitchell Ratner. For more info and to sign up: 301-270-8353, <info(at)>

Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF)

Morning Sitting & Walking Meditation: Monday through Friday 8:15-9:15am.

Noon meditation: Thursday, 12-12:45pm.

Morning Mindful Movement: Thursday 9:30-10:15am.

Afternoon Mindful Movement: Tuesday 4:15-5pm.

Weekly Practice Evening: Thursdays, 7:30-9pm.

Please call 703-938-1377 to confirm.

Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF), 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA

Check webpage for upcoming classes.


Days of Mindfulness with MPCF (Anh-Huong and Thu Nguyen). We come together once a month to learn and practice the art of mindful living as a community. Join us at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia. Space is limited so call now at 703-938-1377. Suggested donation is $30 to $50. Upcoming dates: Dec. 21, Jan. 18, Feb. 8, Mar. 15.

Days of Mindfulness with the Boat of Compassion (Thuyen Tu). Vietnamese zen group practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh: First Saturday most months, at the Buddhist Congregational Church of America, 5401 16th St. NW, Washington, DC. Meditation from 10am-noon; vegetarian lunch afterwards. To confirm, contact Que Tran: 301-589-8234, or Vien Nguyen: 301-294-7966.

Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation Monday through Friday, 7–8am. Contact: Carolyn Cleveland, 202-546-8826, <cultivatepeace(at)>

Annapolis Mindfulness Practice: Thursdays, 7-8:30pm. Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd. Contact: Art Hanson, 410-216-9551. <arthansen(at)>

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

Bethesda Mindfulness Practice: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:30-7:30am. For directions and more info, call:301-897-3648. <stevesidley(at)>

Arlington Mindfulness Practice: Monday, 7:30pm. Contact: Peter Guerrero, 703-820-1524. <pfguerrero(at)>

Upcoming: WMC Elections in March 2003

The next election for 2 members each of the WMC Board and the Practice Council will be held on March 2, 2003. The Elections Committee will start accepting nominations starting January 5. Nominations can be sent to Irene D’Auria at: <idauria(at)>

Voter registration forms will go out in early January by email or regular post. They will also be distributed at the Vihara. Start thinking now about whether you’d like to serve the sangha on the Board or Practice Council, or on any of the WMC committees.

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