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Local Sanghas

Washington Mindfulness Community

PO Box 11168, Takoma Park, MD 20913
tel: 301-681-1036

Practice schedule:

Sitting and walking meditation: Sunday evenings from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Dharma Discussion from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Social Time from 8:30 to 9 p.m.
Newcomers Orientation: Last Sunday of the month, from 6 to 6:30 p.m. (Guided meditation from 6:30 to 6:50 p.m.)


The Washington Buddhist Vihara
5017 16th St. NW, Washington DC
tel: 202-723-0773 (please call between 9 a.m. & 7 p.m. e.s.t.)

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Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax

P.O. Box 130, Oakton, VA 22124
tel : 703-938-1377

Practice Schedule:

Morning Guided Sitting Meditation: Monday through Friday 8:15–9:15 a.m.
Morning Mindful Movement: Thursday 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Noon Guided Sitting Meditation: Thursday 12:00-12:45 p.m.
Afternoon Mindful Movement: Tuesday 4:15-5:00 p.m.
Evening Sitting Meditation & Dharma Talk/Discussion: Thursday 7:30–9:00 p.m.

For class and retreat listings and dates for Days of Mindfulness, please consult the MPCF website.


Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax (UUCF), 2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124.
tel: 703-281-4230

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Still Water Mindfulness Practice Center, mindfulness practice in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.

P.O. Box 11360
Takoma Park, MD 20913
tel: 301-270-8353

Mindfulness Practice Evenings:
Silver Spring, Md., Thursday, 7-9 p.m.
Columbia, Md., Sunday, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Frederick, Md., Sunday, 4-5 p.m.

Morning and Afternoon Meditation:
Silver Spring, Md., Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 7-8 a.m.
Takoma Park, Md., Tuesday, Thursday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
Chevy Chase, D.C., Wednesday, 6:30-7-30 a.m.
Sandy Spring, Md., Friday, 3:45-4:45 p.m.

Monday Night Meditation Group:
Chevy Chase, D.C., Monday, 7-8:30 p.m. Contact Annie Mahon at

Classes, workshops, and retreats periodically scheduled. See or send e-mail at the address above.

Chevy Chase, D.C.: Circle Yoga: 5615 39th Street, NW
Columbia, Md.: Yoga Center of Columbia, 8950 Route 108, Suite 109
Frederick, Md.: Ananda Shala Yoga Center, 34 S. Market Street
Sandy Spring, Md.: Friends House Retirement Community, 17340 Quaker Lane
Silver Spring, Md.: Crossings - Center for the Healing Traditions, Suite 202, 8505 Fenton St.
Takoma Park, Md.: Takoma Park Presbyterian Church, 310 Tulip Ave.

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Boat of Compassion (Thuyen Tu) Sangha

10413 Adel Road, Oakton, VA 22124
tel: (703) 938-9606 or (301) 294-7966

Practice schedule: 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. (Please check the web site or call to be sure of the schedule).

Mindful day schedule:

Sitting and walking meditation: 10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Sutra chanting in Vietnamese: 11:15 a.m. - 12 noon
Silent pot luck lunch: 12 noon - 1:30 p.m.
Deep Relaxation: 1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.
Watch dharma talk in Vietnamese by Ven Thich Nhat Hanh on video tape: 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
Dharma discussion and tea meditation (in Vietnamese): 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Please bring a vegetarian dish to share in the pot luck lunch.


Giac Hoang Temple
5401 NW 16th St. Washington DC, 20001.
tel : (202) 829-2423

Monthy newsletter in Vietnamese

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Family Opportunities:

Family and Friends Practice Evening: The Washington Mindfulness Community offers quarterly evenings incorporating activities to help children learn the basics of the mindfulness practice. Activities are intended to appeal to everyone, not just adults and not just children, with the hope of building sangha across all ages, from birth to 199 years. Second Sunday of March, June, September, and December, 7 p.m., following regular silent sitting and walking meditation, at the Washington Buddhist Vihara.

River Road Unitarian Church's Buddhist Family Mindfulness practice: Led by Insight Meditation Community teachers, this is an ecumenical group for families in the Washington area. Meets on the 3rd or 4th Sunday of each month, 3:15-4 p.m. for ages 5-11 and 4:15-5 p.m. for ages 12-17. More information: IMCW Children and Families.

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Other Local Sanghas:

Annapolis Mindfulness Practice Group: Practice Evening: Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m., and sessions for beginners & others on Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (8:30-9:30 during the summer), at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Annapolis, 333 Dubois Rd.

Arlington Mindfulness Meditation: Practice Evening: Sunday, 6:30-7:30 p.m., at Sun and Moon Yoga Studio, 3811 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va.
Contact: Garrett or Jane Phelan, 703-522-3630.

Baltimore Mindfulness Practice (Fresh Breeze Sangha): Practice Day: Saturday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at Govans Presbyterian Church, 5824 York Road, in Baltimore. Call or email for directions.
Contact: Carol Fegan, 410-323-2180.

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

Lotus Heart Mindfulness Community: Practice Day: Sunday, 8:30-10:30 a.m., at breathe books, 810 W 36th Street, Hampden in Baltimore. Call or e-mail for directions.
Contact: Michael Goodman, 410-833-6685,

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Washington Mindfulness Community
PO Box 11168, Takoma Park, MD 20913.
email: info *at* mindfulnessdc *dot* org