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IMCW News

This blog contains announcements, insights and articles from the Insight Meditation Community of Washington

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Coming Home: Reflections on the 2019 Family Retreats

This past July, our family retreats brought together over 130 children, parents, teens, and staff to unplug and reconnect -- with each other, one’s self, and nature. Through games, skits, meditation, family connector activities, dialogue, crafts, music, and nature activities, the time was rich with laughter, connection and renewal....
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New England Family Dharma Retreat in the Berkshire Mountains

We are pleased to announce that the IMCW Family Program teachers -- Ofosu, Jen, and Fred – will be leading a New England Family Dharma Retreat in the Berkshire mountains of Massachusetts, July 19-23, at the beautiful Eastover Estate & Eco-Village.  Activities will include skits, games, songs, art, mindful movement, nature activities, a campfire, meditation, and dharma talks. During free time, optional activities include swimming, mindful sports, drumming, nature activities, Qi Gong, and parent workshops....
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Mindfulness at Mealtime

As parents ourselves, we find that it can be challenging to simply find our own personal space to pause, breathe, and be. Taking the next step – bringing mindfulness practices of kindness and presence into family life – can at times feel close to impossible. Here we share some activities and tips for bringing mindfulness to the heart of family life – the dinner table. These tips are gleaned from our own parenting experience as well as our more than ten years of developing and teaching mindfulness to families....