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  • Join 700 + people at the Mindful Life conference in April

    Editor posted on Mar 03 2017
    Join 700 + people at the Mindful Life conference in April
    The Mindful Life conference is back for its second year in Washington, DC, on April 20-23. Mindful Life features an extraordinary group of 25+ presenters, including Sharon Salzberg, Frank Ostaseski, Wendy Palmer, Fleet Maull, James Gimian, and Diana Winston.... (More) Read more
  • A Year of Engaged Dharma

    Editor posted on Feb 23 2017
    A Year of Engaged Dharma

    IMCW is organizing a yearlong group to explore and practice bringing Dharma teachings and practices into engagement in the world at this challenging time—when cherished rights and freedoms are under threat and vulnerable individuals and communities under attack.

    This is an opportunity for a group of 30 participants to support each other in bringing the ‘inner’ practices of mindfulness, self-compassion... (More)

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  • The Mindful Life conference is back in Washington, DC

    Editor posted on Jan 29 2017
    The Mindful Life conference is back in Washington, DC

    The Mindful Life conference is back for its second year in Washington, DC.

    Join 700+ people as Mindful Life explores mindfulness and compassion in family life, work life, civic life, education, health & wellness, social activism and the culture. The conference also looks at the state of the mindfulness movement and where things are heading, explores the latest science, and examines what's new in mindfulness technology. (More...)

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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
  • Weather Emergency Cancellations

    Editor posted on Jan 11 2017
    Weather Emergency Cancellations

    Due to predicted inclement weather this weekend, classes and daylongs may be canceled.

    As long as the teachers and staff have electricity we will be posting class cancellations as they are needed: we will try to have cancellations up by... (More...)

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  • Taking Refuge in the Sangha: Inauguration Week Retreats

    Trish Magyari posted on Dec 19 2016
    Taking Refuge in the Sangha: Inauguration Week Retreats
    Three upcoming day-long and half-day retreats during Inauguration week are designed specifically to help us to be with ourselves in a kind and friendly way, just as we are. They offer opportunity to draw support from the practices, from time in the beauty of nature, and especially from the gathered sangha--to come back into balance, to re-kindle an inner kindness, and to discern our way forward into Right Action. (More...) Read more
  • Finding Compassion with Insight on the Inside

    Editor posted on Nov 21 2016
    Finding Compassion with Insight on the Inside

    It’s a challenge not to be “in the moment” the first time you walk in the door of a correctional facility.

    The outside door is always the least imposing as it simply marks the entry into an intimating reception area. Most likely you will pause, looking for a friendly face or some type of instructions. Signs will direct and warn you of the consequences of contraband, of wearing improper clothes and failure to pass the screening detectors. (You usually get three tries before you are denied entry.) You will note the noise of clanging locks and how human voices sound different, almost metal-like.

    You are aware of each moment because in a correctional facility, whether you are a visitor or an inmate, each moment counts as one less moment behind the barbed wire... (Read more)

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  • Holding all beings with a compassionate heart

    Editor posted on Nov 15 2016
    Holding all beings with a compassionate heart
    IMCW would like to reach out to our community as we process what, for many, has been deep distress following the recent election.  All of us, however we voted, can use this time to recommit ourselves to mindfulness, compassion, and awareness. We can use our practice every day to  give what we can--whether time, talent or money-- to help work for issues that affect all of us... (Read more) Read more
  • IMCW Website Updates

    Editor posted on Nov 11 2016
    IMCW Website Updates

    IMCW will be updating it's website tonight, Friday, November 11. During this time we will not be taking new registrations for our events. Registration will open again tomorrow.

    Thank you for your patience.

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  • IMCW Website Updates

    Editor posted on Nov 04 2016
    IMCW Website Updates

    IMCW has been hard at work updating it's servers and website, which has led to some blips during the past week. We would like to apologize to any of you who have had difficulty getting on to the website over the past few days. It should all be resolved now.

    Have a wonderful fall weekend!

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