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Spring 2003

WMC Directory

WMC Meditation and Dharma Discussion: Every Sunday evening from 7-9:15 p.m., at the Buddhist Vihara, 5017 16th Street NW, 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. <www.mindfulnessdc.org>.

Potluck Social Evening: First Sunday of every month, 5:15 p.m. at the Vihara. See contact info above.

Live Dharma! Throughout the year, the Washington Mindfulness Community hosts dharma teachers old and new during our Sunday evening meditation and dharms discussion meetings. Schedule for the rest of 2002:

June 1: Anh-Huong Nguyen (MPCF)
October 5: Vien Nguyen (Boat of Compassion)
November 9: Thu Nguyen (MPCF)
December 7: Mitchell Ratner (Stillwater)

WMC Newcomer Orientation: Last Sunday each month. The newcomer 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 6-7 p.m., before the regular sitting. Informal orientations can be arranged for other Sundays; call or email to arrange.

Next WMC Community Gathering: June 8, 3:30pm.

WMC Retreats: Three times a year at Charter Hall, on the Chesapeake Bay. Next retreat: Sept. 27-29. Please use above email address to inquire about registration.

Second Body Practice: Everyone wishing to participate will be paired with one partner. Each partner in the pair takes turns listening to and supporting the other in mindfulness practice. Spring/Summer round starts May 18. Email secondbody(at)aol.com by May 16 to sign up.


Other DC Area Sanghas

Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax (MPCF): Morning Sitting & Walking Meditation: Monday to Friday 8:15-9:15 a.m. Noon meditation: Thursday, 12-12:45 p.m. Mindful Movement: Tuesday, 4:15-5 p.m. Thursday Evening Meditation: Thursday 7:30-9 p.m. Please call 703-938-1377 to confirm. More info:<www.mpcf.org>

Practicing the Art of Mindful Living: at the 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. At the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, Virginia. Space is limited; call: 703-938-1377. Suggested donation is $30 to $50. Upcoming dates: In Oakton: May 17, June 21, July 19. In Annapolis: June 28 (contact Phyllis culham at culham(at)usna.edu).

Next MPCF Retreat: December 13-15, Claymont Court.

Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center: Sitting meditation and reading every Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6:30-7:30 a.m.; sitting meditation and other mindfulness practices Thursday evenings, 7:30 p.m. All at Crossings in Takoma Park, Md. More info: contact Mitchell Ratner, 301-270-8353, info(at)StillWaterMPC.org, or <www.stillwatermpc.org>

Twelve-week workshops on Introduction to Mindfulness and Mindfulness at Work are offered each year on Monday evenings by the Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center. The Center also regularly sponsors or cosponsors other workshops, classes, retreats, and special events. Interested persons may join the email list and receive a weekly update of activities via the contact info above.

Next Still Water Retreat: November 15-17, Charter Hall.

Boat of Compassion (Thuyen Tu) Sangha: Mindful day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the first Saturday of every month except the two months, normally April and October, when a mindful retreat is held. Mindful day held at Giac Hoang Temple, 5401 NW 16th St. Washington D.C. More info: 703-938-9606, 301-294-7966. <www.crpcv.org/thuyentu>.

Capitol Hill Mindfulness Practice: Sitting meditation Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, from 7-8 a.m., at the Capitol Hill Yoga Center, 221 5th St., NE (off Stanton Park). Practice evening Wednesdays from 6:15-7:15 p.m. at 320 G St. NE. Contact: Carolyn Cleveland, 202-431-6240.

Arlington Mindfulness Practice: First and third Sundays of the month at 7 p.m. Sitting meditation, singing and outside walking meditation (weather permitting). Practice Evening: Monday, 7:30 p.m. Contact: Peter Guerrero, 703-820-1524, <pfguerrero(at)aol.com>.

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 the month, 7-8:30 p.m. Contact: Judy Colligan, 410-730-4712.

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

Baltimore Fresh Breeze Mindfulness Sangha: 8:30-10:15 a.m., Saturday mornings in Towson, Md. More info: Carol Fegan, 410-583-7798.

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