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IMCW News

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

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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.

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
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Engaging with the Suffering of Our World

The Buddha’s teachings offer skillful ways: - of engaging in wise action to bring about the change that our world needs without being attached to outcomes;  - of disagreeing without turning those we disagree with into enemies;  - of having views and opinions but not being lost in or attached to our views and beliefs;  - and of knowing that violence cannot be ended by violence, only by love.   The poet T.S. Eliot said, "Teach us to care, and not to care." The Buddha’s teachings likewise encourage us to care deeply but not to cling and hence cause additional suffering to ourselves and others....