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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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  • Tragedy in Charleston

    Anne Administrator posted on Jun 23 2015
    Tragedy in Charleston

    As Buddhist students and teachers we are deeply shaken and saddened by the murder of nine worshippers at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina. With heavy hearts we send our deep condolences to the families, church, and community that have experienced this grievous loss.         

    We are particularly pained knowing that this incident of violence occurs not in isolation but as part of deeply engrained patterns of racial oppression and injustice in the United States. These patterns are rooted in the legacy of slavery, Jim Crow laws and violent...

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  • June 24 Kirtan with Gaura Vani and Visvambhar of the Juggernauts

    Editor posted on Jun 10 2015
    June 24 Kirtan with Gaura Vani and Visvambhar of the Juggernauts

    Please join us during Tara Brach's Wednesday, June 24 class in Bethesda for a special event: Kirtan with Gaura Vani and Visvambhar of the Juggernauts. During a slightly extended class, Tara will offer a  ​regular guided meditation, and a shortened talk to allow for music.

    Before the Kirtan chanting begins...

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  • Beloved Community: Healing What Separates Us

    Editor posted on May 19 2015
    Beloved Community: Healing What Separates Us

    BuddhaFest panel, Sunday, June 14, 12:30-2:30 p.m.

    In the spirit of MLK's vision of “beloved community", we look at how we can make our own Buddhist communities more inclusive. This program, "Beloved Community: Healing What Separates Us," explores how issues of separate-ness connect deeply both with our collective spiritual journey, and with our own personal paths of awakening...

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  • 29th Annual Vesak Celebration

    Editor posted on May 13 2015
    29th Annual Vesak Celebration

    Sunday, May 17
    9 a.m.-4 p.m.

    You are invited to join Buddhists from Greater Washington DC temples representing many different countries and traditions as we celebrate the birth, enlightenment, and Mahaparinirvana of the Buddha. The 29th International Vesak Day’s activities include: offerings, prayers and  homages to the Buddha...

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  • Bringing Mindfulness to Life Yearlong--Applications due!

    Editor posted on May 13 2015
    Bringing Mindfulness to Life Yearlong--Applications due!
    Applications due this Friday, May 15.

    This yearlong course is designed to help you deepen your practice through dedicated contemplative practices, writing, and movement. It runs from September, 2015-June, 2016 and includes monthly meetings, three daylong retreats, a weekend residential retreat, small group work ... Read more
  • BuddhaFest: June 11-14

    Editor posted on May 02 2015
    BuddhaFest: June 11-14

    Join us at BuddhaFest as we screen the new film PLANETARY, followed by a discussion with director Guy Reid and two members of the cast, Rev. angel Kyodo williams Sensei and Buddhist dharma teacher and comedian Wes Nisker.

    We have forgotten...

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  • Nepal Disaster Relief

    Editor posted on May 01 2015
    Nepal Disaster Relief

    We at IMCW are holding the people of Nepal in our hearts and our prayers following last week's devastating earthquake, in which over 6,000 people died and innumerable others have been injured and left homeless.

    The New York Times has published an article that may interest you and includes links to a number of respected groups that are responding to the tragedy by helping provide food, water, shelter and medical aid....

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  • Earth Day, April 2015

    Editor posted on Apr 17 2015
    Earth Day, April 2015

    Earth Day links to videos from Wednesdays Bethesda class: a TED talk by Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard on altruism and it's potential to help the current climate cris, and a trailer for the new video, "Planetary". Links are provided to those and the trailer to the new video, "Wisdom to Survive: Climate, Capitalism and Community"...

    Also, join One Earth Sangha's new EcoSattva training...

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  • New Website Calendar and Registration

    Editor posted on Apr 04 2015
    New Website Calendar and Registration

    IMCW is proud to announce a new website calendar and registration. You'll be happy to find it easier to find and register for your favorite events.  And best of all, the whole website is now mobile- and tablet-friendly.

    No log-ins!!  When you go to register for an event you'll find a streamlined registration process with no log in or passwords. It's also easier to find your events...

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