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

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The Rudder of Self-Kindness: Reflections on Parenting

In the 1964 movie Zorba the Greek, Zorba humorously refers to family life and parenting as "the full catastrophe", striking such a chord in audiences that the comic phrase was adopted into English vocabulary. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the father of western mindfulness, sees full catastrophe living in a positive light -  to be embraced, not bemoaned, as it reflects the variety and richness intrinsic to a life fully lived....
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Touching the Earth: Reflections on the 2018 Summer Family Retreat

This past June, we held our fourth annual IMCW Family Mindfulness Retreat. Fred, Ofosu, and I were joined by eighty parents, grandparents, children, and staff in rural Virginia for three nights and days, spending treasured time together having fun and reconnecting with friends, family, and nature. This year's theme, Touching the Earth, came alive naturally amongst the beauty of the Shenandoah foothills.