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Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Sep
17
to Dec 17

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm, Sept 17-Dec 17 

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

This class does not meet in the summer.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

More info here.

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Nov
11
4:00 PM16:00

Finding Your True Voice at Home, Work and in Community

Finding Your True Voice at Home, Work and in Community: Speaking Out Against Social Injustice with Deep Listening and Loving Speech

An online class via Zoom hosted by the Waving Grass Sangha and Plumline online sanghas. Here for more info. The teachings are offered on a dana basis, and you are invited to donate here. 4-5:30pm Eastern, or 1-2:30pm Pacific.

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Move From Separation to Authentic Connection--Online Course
Oct
23
to Nov 18

Move From Separation to Authentic Connection--Online Course

The world is divided enough without being separated from your own heart

Explore how you can cultivate true love to strengthen and bring greater fulfillment into all of your relationships, whether with yourself, loved ones or friends, in our workplace or wider community. 

Painful and dangerous levels of divisiveness and conflict are growing around the world. These heart practices help us to find and nurture the thread of connection that is always there between us and others, individually and collectively. 

Kaira deeply enriches the lives of anyone who practices with her both spiritually and emotionally. Like her teacher, Thich Nhat Hanh, her teachings are sourced in heart-wisdom, and offered with a wonderful blend of compassion, warmth and openness.

Tara Brach

More info here.

 

Join now for earlybird pricing

Normal price: $225  Your price: $175 (until 23 Sept.)  

SIGN UP NOW HERE

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Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships
Sep
19
to Oct 31

Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships

Wednesdays, September 19-October 24, plus Sundays, September 30 and October 28, 4-6 p.m. 

Classes will be held at 2 locations in Takoma Park: Seekers Church and Takoma Park Presbyterian Church. The first class will be at TPPC.

More info and to register here

In this 8-session class we explore how we can cultivate true love and bring mindfulness into all of our relationships, whether our relationships with ourselves, a partner, within our family, with friends, in our workplace or community. In order to build a mindful, healthy culture, we must create strong, loving and lasting relationships in our family and community.

We will study each of the 4 elements of True Love for 2 weeks: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity or inclusiveness. In the first week, we focus on how to practice this element towards ourselves and in the second week, how we can practice it with others. Each class will include a guided meditation, a teaching, interactive activities, and time for discussion and sharing. 

Participation is limited to 18 people maximum as the class aims to build community and emphasizes deepening connection between all participants. So in each class there will be time for each person who wishes to either present on some aspect of their own journey in relationships or take part in the Hot Seat game, which involves answering questions from other participants (posed with kindness, curiosity and respect) so we can get to know each person better.

The course will include a focus on mindful communication (deep listening and loving speech), as well as journaling, creative practices of arts and crafts, writing love letters, practices for reconciling conflict, as well as mindful movement and walking meditation.

This venue is accessible for those with mobility impairments.

 Registrations, Scholarships, Refunds

FEES:

Class series, base: $240.00

Class series, mid-level: $280.00

Class series, sponsor: $320.00

More info and to register here

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Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Jan
29
to May 21

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm,

January 29-May 21 

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

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Jan
27
9:30 AM09:30

InterPlay Life Practice Program

CHANGE YOUR LIFE -- CHANGE YOUR WORLD

InterPlay Life Practice Program, DC 2018

Fri evening through Sat afternoon • Jan – Sept 2018 (see dates below)

Assisted by Laura McManamy

Create more ease, community, grace, energy, and joy in all parts of your life. Uncover the deep resources of your “body wisdom.” Explore new life possibilities in a community that says “yes!” to you.

The Life Practice Program will lead you to deep placesin your life—the places that feed, nourish, and energize you. This practice creates powerful connections with others in a community that is open and accepting.

Schedule

The Washington DC InterPlay® Life Practice Program includes six weekend sessions generally on Friday evenings 7–9 pm and Saturdays 9:30 am – 5:30 pm once a month on these dates: Jan 27 (Saturday only), Feb 16–17, Mar 23–24, Apr 27–28, June 1–2 and Sept 21–22. It begins with a Secrets of InterPlay retreat Dec 1–3, 2017.

In each of the monthly sessions we learn about InterPlay Tools and deepen our practice of the InterPlay Forms. Additionally, each participant will have three opportunities to be mentored individually. The learning and playing are very experiential. In between the meetings, you will be reading and writing reflections to deepen and strengthen your experience.

Kaira Jewel Lingo will lead assisted by Laura McManamy.

Repeating the Program

Those who have taken the Life Practice Program or previous forms of the program previously may repeat the program at a significant discount. Brush up on your InterPlay body wisdom and even have a completely new experience!

Early Registration Discount

Register and make your deposit by October 20, 2017 and get a $100 discount for the program.

Continuing Education Credit

44 CE credits for RNs, MSWs, LPCs, MFTs are pending approval. *No partial credits will be given.

CE preregistration deadline is no later than January 12, 2018. Notify Body Wisdom staff at time of registration that you want CEs. A CE fee of $25 will be due at time of preregistration.

CEs are offered through Commonwealth Educational Seminars. Please see the Commonwealth website for specific information regarding disciplines covered.

Cost: $2150 (which includes tuition for Secrets of InterPlay) plus a $100 space rental fee. Repeaters: $700 plus $100 space rental fee.

Registration/Information: Body Wisdom 510/465-2797 or locally Kaira Jewel Lingo 470/257-4589

Click here for more info and to register.

Venue

Seekers Church

276 Carroll St. NW

Washington, DC 20012

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8-week class: Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships
Sep
27
7:00 PM19:00

8-week class: Cultivating True Love: Mindfulness and Relationships

Wednesdays, September 27-November 29

(No class October 11 and November 22.)

In order to build a mindful, healthy culture, we must create strong, loving and lasting relationships in our family and community. In this 8-week class series, we explore how we can cultivate true love and bring mindfulness into all of our relationships, whether our relationships with ourselves, a partner, within our family, with friends, in our workplace or community.

We will study each of the 4 elements of True Love for 2 weeks: loving kindness, compassion, joy and equanimity or inclusiveness. In the first week, we focus on how to practice this element towards ourselves and in the second week, how we can practice it with others. Each class will include a guided meditation, a teaching, interactive activities, and time for discussion and sharing.

Participation is limited to 18 people maximum as the class aims to build community and emphasizes deepening connection between all participants. Therefore in each class there will be time for each person who wishes to either present on some aspect of their own journey in relationships or take part in the Hot Seat game, which involves answering questions from other participants (posed with kindness, curiosity and respect) so we can get to know each person better.

The course will include a focus on mindful communication (deep listening and loving speech), as well as journaling, creative practices of arts and crafts, writing love letters, practices for reconciling conflict, as well as mindful movement and walking meditation.

For more info and to register: here.

Registration

Fee: $240 Base, $280 Mid, $320 Sponsor

The base offering covers direct expenses for this event including support for the teacher. Payment at the two higher levels includes a tax-deductible donation to the Insight Meditation Community of Washington (IMCW), which helps create the scholarship program for your retreat.

IMCW Refund Policy: If you cancel more than three weeks before the start of the class series, your payment will be refunded minus a $50 administrative fee. IMCW cannot offer refunds for cancellations made fewer than 3 weeks before the beginning of the class series. There is no refund for classes you do not attend. Issuing a refund check may take 2-4 weeks.

Late Registration: Online registration will close at 12 a.m. the Tuesday before the series begins. To request late registration, please email the class series manager to check if there are still openings.

Scholarships: Scholarships are available. To apply, please email the series manager before registering. Please apply early as funds are limited. You can also direct a donation to the scholarship fund on the registration form.

Accessibility: For disability-related accommodations, please email the class series manager with your request at least three weeks before the event. 

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Sep
25
to Dec 11

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm,

September 25-Dec 11 (No class Oct 9)

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

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Feb
28
to May 30

Deepening in the Dharma--A 3 month Course

This Spring, IMCW and the Lamont Dharma House will offer an opportunity to deepen in Buddhist practice in community, and interwoven with daily life. The course will include instruction on meditation techniques, including vipassana and metta meditation, as well as reflections on Buddhist ethics, such as generosity, patience, honesty and Right Effort. Teachings will be grounded in the exploration of how we can practically apply the techniques in our daily lives and will involve embodied, creative and interactive practices at times done alone, in pairs and in small groups.

The course will draw from various Buddhist traditions, including the Theravada traditions and the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. This group is not an introduction to meditation and is appropriate for those who have some experience practicing meditation (at least one year).

People of color, LGBTIQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Dates: Tuesdays from 7:30-9:00pm; February 28 to May 30, 2017

Class Format: Classes will begin with a 30 minute sit, and include a teaching/reading, interactive exercises and time for discussion. Every other session will be guided by Kaira Jewel, and the other Tuesdays will be peer-hosted and will build on themes previously introduced by Kaira Jewel. To nurture a strong practice and collective energy, students are encouraged to attend each session.

On the Tuesdays with Kaira Jewel, there will be time for two 15-minute private interviews from 6:45-7:15 p.m. Each participant will have the opportunity to schedule at least one private interview (this is optional).

Meditation: Participants–especially those who live nearby–will also be welcomed to volunteer to lead one meditation session per week at the Lamont Dharma House (mornings and evenings). This will help support and deepen our daily meditation practice in community.

Registration: In order to reserve your space in the class, please register on the IMCW website here.

Questions: If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at community@lamontdharma.org.

 

 

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Class: Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Class: Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm,

February 13-May 22 (No class March 20)

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

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Feb
13
to May 22

Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation

Mondays 7pm-8:30pm,

February 13-May 22 (No class March 20)

This class consists of guided meditation, a dharma talk, opportunities for practice, mindful movement, and discussion.

This series will introduce the practice of mindfulness meditation and give an overview of helpful means for working with thoughts, opening to difficult emotions, developing wisdom and deepening compassion.

No registration is necessary.  Each class stands alone and attendance at one class does not require attendance at the others – however, the fullest integration will be achieved by attending each of the sessions.

Newcomers to meditation and long time practitioners are welcome to attend. Chairs are provided or you may bring your sitting gear.

Fee: This series is freely offered. There will be an opportunity to offer dana (donation) each week at class. Suggested donation $10-15.

This facility is fully handicap accessible.

Parking:  There is no free parking during this class time, but participants can park at the Metro across the street or find street parking.

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