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  • Mindfulness Training for Syrian Refugee Aid Workers, by Hugh Byrne

    Hugh Byrne posted on Jan 23 2017
    Mindfulness Training for Syrian Refugee Aid Workers, by Hugh Byrne
    Twenty-five humanitarian aid workers sat with their eyes closed, bringing a kind awareness to their breath, body, emotions, and thoughts at a hotel by the Dead Sea in Jordan. Learning to bring greater awareness, balance and connection to our life and work is hard enough for any of us, but... (More) Read more
  • Sunday Class Returns to All Souls in April

    Hugh Byrne posted on Mar 22 2016
    Sunday Class Returns to All Souls in April

    IMCW wishes to let the community know that our popular Sunday evening class (currently listed as "Class, Dupont Circle") is returning to All Souls Unitarian Church (1500 Harvard Street, NW) beginning on April 3, 2016. 

    The class has been meeting for almost two years at The Church of the Holy City. We are grateful for the welcome shown to us by the Church of the Holy City...

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  • Mindfulness as a Path to Changing Unhealthy Habits

    Hugh Byrne posted on Feb 15 2016
    Mindfulness as a Path to Changing Unhealthy Habits

    Do you ever find yourself eating or drinking too much because you're feeling sad or anxious? Do you spend large swaths of time online without any real purpose? Do you judge yourself harshly, procrastinate, or get easily annoyed with a family member or when you're driving?

    We all have habits that we develop over time that cause harm, stress, or suffering, that can be very hard to change. But a key is available to transform unhealthy habits: mindful attention...

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  • The Power of Loving-Kindness

    Hugh Byrne posted on Jul 03 2015
    The Power of Loving-Kindness

    Just before he began to sing ‘Amazing Grace’ at the end of his eulogy for Rev. Clementa Pinckney, slain pastor of the Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC, President Obama reflected that what we need most in these difficult times is “an open heart. That more than any particular policy or analysis is what’s called upon right now.”

    The president’s words resonate deeply with the Buddha’s teaching of loving-kindness, a quality that is described as ‘boundless’ and ‘immeasurable’ because there’s no limit to the kindness and love we can feel for ourselves and others, and no boundary to those whom we can include in our wishes and intentions for well-being and freedom.... (More)

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