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

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Mindful Engagement 2020: Bringing Our Practice into the World

... I helped organize demonstrations, civil disobedience campaigns, and legislative pressure to change U.S. policies in Latin America, which were funding economic elites and propping up military dictatorships.... I wasn’t looking for Buddhism but it found me at the end of the 1980s and gradually transformed the way I looked at and engaged in politics....

Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump: A Letter from the Washington National Cathedral

The Insight Meditation Community of Washington’s vision is that all living beings realize the freedom of their true nature and that our world be filled with the growing expression of love, compassion, wisdom and peace. We stand with the Washington National Cathedral and its recent letter: Have We No Decency? A Response to President Trump. We urge you to read and reflect upon it...
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What Are You Doing For Others? Insight on the Inside

There were a lot of insightful questions directed both to me and their peers, who chimed in with insights that may have come straight out of the dharma. There were discussions on how to make peace with the treatment by police and the justice system, as well as how to make peace with the things that landed them there in the first place. We ended up going a bit over time because everyone was so engaged...
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Families Belong Together Rally

Rallies are planned all across America for a National Day of Action for Children. Buddhist groups will be meeting at Farragut Square (adjacent to both the Farragut North and Farragut West Metro Stations) at 9:00 a.m. for walking meditation. We then intend to walk silently and mindfully to Lafayette Square to lend a silent, mindful presence to the rally.