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WMC Meditation and Dharma Discussion: Every Sunday evening at 7-9:15 PM, at the Buddhist Vihara at 5017 16th Street, N.W. in Washington, D.C. Sitting and walking meditation and a brief taped dharma talk by Thich Nhat Hanh are followed by a discussion. Everyone is welcome. Phone: 301-681-1036.

WMC Newcomer Orientation and Social Time: Last Sunday each month . The newcomers orientation is 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. We will meet from 6 to 7 p.m. before the regular sitting. Informal orientations can be arranged for other Sundays; call or email to arrange (contact info above).

Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax: Morning Sitting & Walking Meditation: Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15 a.m. Noon meditation: Thursday, 12-12:45 p.m. Afternoon Deep Relaxation/Stress Releasing: Thursday 3:30-4:15 p.m., Mindful Movement: Tuesday & Thursday, 4:15-5 p.m. Children's Program: Monday 4:00-4:45 p.m. Thursday Evening Meditation: Thursday 7:30-9:00 p.m. Please call 703-938-1377 to confirm.

Stillwater Mindfulness Practice Center: Sitting meditation and reading every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:30 am to 7:30 am; sitting meditation and other mindfulness practices Wednesday evenings, 7:30 p.m.. All at Crossings in Takoma Park, MD.

Also, twelve-week workshops on Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness at Work are offered each year on Thursday evenings by the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center. We also regularly sponsor or cosponsor other workshops, classes, retreats, and special events. Interested persons may join the email list and receive a weekly update of activities by sending contact information to Mitchell Ratner at 301-270-8353, or email him at: info(at)

Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation every morning, Monday through Friday, from 7 to 8 a.m., at the Dancing Heart Yoga Center, 221 5th St., NE, Washington, DC (just off Stanton Square near Mass Ave.). Practice evening every Wednesday from 6:15 to 7:15 p.m. at 320 G St. NE. Contact: Jim & Freddie Schrider, 202-544-0841 or jshrider(at)

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

Columbia Mindfulness Practice: First Monday of month, 7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Judy Colligan, 410-730-4712.

Bethesda Mindfulness Practice: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 7-8 a.m. For directions and more info, call:301-897-3648.

Arlington Mindfulness Practice: Every first and third Sunday of the month at 7 p.m. Sitting meditation, singing and outside walking meditation (weather permitting). In February, at 4907 S. 29th Rd, #B2 (Holly Berman, 703-671-9152). In March, at 4309 S. 35th Street (Peter Guerrero, 703-820-1524).

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Come join us on September 28-30 at scenic Charter Hall Retreat Center in Perryville, Maryland, for the WMC Fall Getaway Weekend.

Our special theme this time out is Mindful Music-making. We will spend the weekend singing, dancing, and making merry, and on Saturday night we will have a concert, featuring the week-end participants.

We will also have morning and evening meditations, adult and kid activities, mindful meals and meal preparations by participants. This is a lovely way to relax, enjoy getting away to the countryside and being on the water (perhaps in a Charter Hall canoe), and to connect with members of our community in a fun way.

The cost is modest, $50 per adult and $25 per child, plus the expenses of the food you bring to prepare.

To register or get more info, please contact Joann Malone and Pat Smith at 301-270-8082; joann(at)

Baltimore Fresh Breeze Mindfulness Sangha: Meets in Towson, MD, from 8:30 - 10:15 a.m., Saturday mornings. Contact: Carol Fegan, 410-583-7798.

Being Peace: Days of Mindfulness at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF), with resident teachers 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: Sept. 29., Oct. 27., Nov. 24.

The Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF) also hosts two weekend retreats a year at Charter Hall Retreat Center. The next retreat will be Dec.7-8. Contact the MPCF for more information: 703-938-1377.

Mindfulness Days 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 10 a.m. - noon; vegetarian lunch afterwards. To confirm, contact Anh-Huong Nguyen: 703-938-9606, Que Tran: 301-589-8234, or Vien Nguyen: 301-294-7966.R


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